I live in a temperate coastal climate within the sound of the crashing waves of the wild and wonderful Pacific Ocean. The ocean currents bring cool Alaskan water in the summers so that we don't get too hot. The winters bring the warm, tropical currents to keep us from freezing, icing, or snowing. Although, occasionally, we do get some black ice and a few inches of snow that looks pretty and goes away within a few hours or a day or two. The temps here range from the mid 30's to low 70's on the warmest days, with a few outliers here and there. We get rain and some wild Winter storms with sometimes hurricane force winds and rain sweeping by in waves parallel to the ground. People from the valley rush to the coast to stay in cozy hotel rooms and watch the powerful Pacific Ocean dance outside their windows. The rain we get keeps the abundant forests green. It is now the cusp of Spring here and so the daffodils and other flowers are spreading themselves toward the sun. I have a beautiful, multi-colored leaf, red and white flowering Franklin Delano Roosevelt rhododendron that is blooming.
To tell you the truth, I find something to love in every season here. There is much to choose from.