The year is divided into four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
In spring, nature awakens from her long winter sleep. The trees are filled with new life, the earth is warmed by the rays of the sun, and the weather gets gradually milder. The fields and meadows are covered with fresh green grass. The woods and forests are filled with the songs of the birds. The sky is blue and cloudless. At night, millions of stars shine in the darkness.
When summer comes, it gets warmer still and sometimes it is very hot. It's the farmer's busy season. He works in the fields from morning till night. The grass must be cut and the hay must be made. Sometimes the sky is overcast with heavy clouds. There are storms with thunder, lightning and hail.
Autumn brings with it the harvest time, when the crops are gathered in and the fruits are picked in the orchards. Days get shorter and nights longer. The woods turn yellow. The sky is grey and very often it rains.
When winter comes, we are obliged to stay indoors because out of doors it is cold. We may get fog, sleet and frost. Ponds, lakes, rivers and streams are frozen, and the roads are sometimes covered with slippery ice or deep snow.
The trees are bare. Bitter north winds have stripped them of all their leaves. But since winter comes, spring won't be far away.