How is the water cycle similar to the seasons?
because they both have steps to take
they both are similar cause they are natural, and they both changes over time like any other cycle. They're similar in that they both take their constituent elements through a cycle that is not just cyclic, but also has the occasional cross-cut to get somewhere faster. Both of them will (or can) eventually restart the cycle again. As to exactly where that cycle begins is left to anyone's interpretation.