I think about going into another change of seasons, and I realize that all my life, Nature has been preparing me for changes by changing things up four times a year. And then, like a meal with salt and pepper, Nature throws in some wind, rain, and some snow to spice up the changes.
There is a harmony to the change that makes it seem more peaceful than harsh. And yes, cold, wet weather can be very harsh.
It is really a very interesting way to live!