I am Grateful for where I live .... #1

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc 10307

As we move into a "season" of reflection on the year, and a look at what we are grateful for. I ponder and realized how much I love where I live. Being in the foothill of the Blue Ridge mountains gives us a wide range of weather, yet remaining fairly mild even when other parts of the country are super hot or cold. We are especially blessed with nearly 300+ days of sunshine per year. We do have all 4 seasons, yet after reading a quote by Kurt Vonnegut, I realize that we actually have 6 seasons.

The idea that there are four-season, he thought, was a lie. "We should have 6. Fall does not move to winter, and winter does not move to spring. Instead, the seasons should be like so: Summer, Fall, Locking, Winter, Unlocking, and Spring." to explain this theory he goes on to say, "The truth about the seasons: Spring is May & June. What could be springier than May & June? Summer is July and August. Really hot, right? Autumn is September and October, See the pumpkins? Smell the burning leaves? Next comes the season called LOCKING. November and December aren't Winter. They're Locking. Next comes winter, January and February. BOY! And they are cold! What comes next? Not Spring. 'UNLOCKING' comes next. What else could cruel March and only slightly less cruel April be? March and April are NOT Spring, they are Unlocking." He goes on further to say that Unlocking is also known as "MUD Season" and Locking as "STICK Season".

4 seasonsJust add 2 more!                  Photo credit


You get the idea. So, Let's embrace our 6 seasons. Spend them with warm people who share our lives. As well as help us get through the rough seasons of "Locking/Stick season" and "Mud aka Unlocking season". Maybe the 300+ days of sunshine and out numerous waterfalls, that we have in the foothills will help brighten the days of your year as well. 

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Gwen Fowler-Brown

Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc
317 South Highway 11
West Union SC 29696
Serving Oconee County, from the banks of the Chattooga River to the shores of Jocassee, Hartwell & Keowee Lakes.


Contact me about property in Oconee County, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, Long Creek, Salem, Mountain Rest, Richland, Sunset and Six Mile, SC.  2nd homes are our expertise. 

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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gwen. I love where I live too so I enjoyed this. Perhaps you could use a bigger font though so that those of us with old eyes could read it more easily.

Nov 07, 2019 06:40 AM #1
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It never ceases to amaze me as I learn something new each day.  His theory sounds so right.  Never gave it much thought until you opened my eyes to see it in a different form. I shall try to remember this to share with my family.  I bet it catches one.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 07, 2019 07:41 AM #2
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Good entry into Debe Maxwell, CRS thankful challenge. I love the idea of six seasons, adding locking and unlocking!  I am really enjoying the LOCKING season. Thanks for the enlightenment!

Nov 07, 2019 08:05 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Gwen- good thought about there really being 6 seasons!!  You may be on to something here. 

Nov 07, 2019 07:09 PM #4
Raymond Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It must be nice to live near the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I have heard that it is a beautiful area.  I hope you are enjoying the six seasons!

Nov 09, 2019 08:47 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Gwen - a love letter to where you live.  

Nov 09, 2019 08:06 PM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- that makes sense to me.  November and December have their ups and down in locking.

Nov 10, 2019 07:45 AM #7
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

As the old saying goes Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--  we have two seasons... winter and road construction.

Nov 11, 2019 08:44 AM #8
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