I like collecting wood in the winter. There are lots of other things to do in spring, summer, and fall, but here in PA most winters include a long, dreary time during which there really isn't enough snow for snow sports, hunting season is over, and the ground is too frozen to do anything at all in the garden (not that there is a lot to do), so cutting wood is about the only outdoor activity I have left. Also, there are no ticks or poison ivy, and I am wearing enough clothing to make me briar-proof. Overall, I prefer summer, but wood cutting definitely improves the winter for me. I enjoy burning, too, but I think I like gathering wood better than burning it.