Growing up in Florida, I never had the opportunity to experience the change of seasons that so many people probably take for granted (our seasons were hot and less hot)…. Similar to how I took the sunny warm weather and beaches for granted (especially after this brutal winter)!
One of my favorite things since coming to Purdue is getting to watch the seasons change. Being on campus over the summer, I am finally getting to enjoy the warm beautiful weather Purdue has to offer, as it seems to quickly turn into fall when students return in August. Below is a picture of me and my dog, Sasha, during every season from the same location on campus (right in front of the Beering fountain and in between Stone and University).
The different seasons also signify different events during the school year. What would a football game be like without the leaves changing colors and the cooler weather approaching? And as much as we may hate winter, how would you be able to say you sled down Slayter hill if there wasn’t any snow? What would Grand Prix be like without the warmer spring weather?
Purdue is simply a beautiful campus, regardless of the season, whether it be the fall leaves, the blooms in the spring, or the running of the fountain during the summer. This is something I just don’t get to see when in Florida. With such a large number of people who come to Purdue from all around the world, the beauty you see from the change of seasons is new to many people as well. So keep in mind that what you see on campus now is not what it always looks like!