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Autumnal Equinox--The First Day of Fall

Autumnal Equinox--The First Day of Fall

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of equinox, marking the transition from long days to long nights. In SoCal that means sunrise and sunset hover around 6:35. It’s a nice compromise. I awaken to the front edge of the day, not the screaming light of the summer solstice closer to 5 a.m. The sunset is late enough to allow a walk after dinner in the cool of the day and I don’t feel compelled to lather on the sunscreen.

If you’d like to know more of the science and folklore around the fall equinox please follow the link to The Old Farmer’s Almanac

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX 2019: THE FIRST DAY OF FALLFACTS & FOLKLORE ABOUT THE FALL EQUINOX

I’ll be pulling this book out to continue my annual read. I just read snatches every year and remember my autumn garden in New England.

I’ll be pulling this book out to continue my annual read. I just read snatches every year and remember my autumn garden in New England.

And my garden will take on a different cast as leaves fall.

And my garden will take on a different cast as leaves fall.

The autumn light is warmer and softer. Today I bought a dress with shades of autumn.

The autumn light is warmer and softer. Today I bought a dress with shades of autumn.

Gardening for a Second Season

Gardening for a Second Season

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen