And while holing up and hibernating for 5 months a year is an...interesting experience, it isn't one that I like to maintain. I would much rather be outside doing something.
And along with the sunshine, fresh air, vitamin D, and movement that spring and summer allow, they have an added benefit for me--I get more writing done.
The time I spend outside seems to make this "more writing" claim sound far-fetched, I know, but true. Something about expending energy in the sunshine gives me more energy to write. And not just that, nice air allows me to run, and running gets the brain flowing. So I'll get home, go for a run, clean my apartment, and then sit down and write, write, write.
I'd be happy for good weather anyway, but what it does to my creative process...thank you, Sunshine!