When you are writing about the seasons, should you capitalize their names?
For example, would you say:
I love the colors of the leaves in Autumn.
Or should you say:
I love the colors of the leaves in autumn.
The names of seasons should be left uncapitalized. However capitalization may be used to achieve a poetic effect.
Particular seasons are temporal elements, in exactly the same way as a day of the week or a month of the year. They pinpoint a specific region of time. As such, seasons should be capitalized. However, the actual word 'season' (like any generic time period), should not be capitalized, as a particular time period is not being specified.
In many areas, school now starts in the middle of Summer, technically. -- We're planning a trip for sometime next season.
The next tournament isn't until November. -- There is an event planned every month.
Your car will be ready on Wednesday. -- Your order should get to you in a few days.
Just like days of the week, seasons' names are kind of proper nouns; they have a temporal meaning; therefore, they should be capitalized.