Scarecrow & Mums in my front lamp post bed
Today is the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, also known as the Autumnal Equinox, the time when the sun crosses the equator as it proceeds southward.
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
“Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
“Then summer fades and passes and October comes. We’ll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure.”
“Come said the wind to
the leaves one day,
Come o’er the meadows
and we will play.
Put on your dresses
scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone
and the days grow cold.”
Children’s Song of the 1880’s
“The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer. Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind. The cold shiver from an arctic blast. Indian Summer. The last warmth of the sun. Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons. The Harvest Moon. The Hunter’s Moon. The Rainy Season. Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind. The touch of frost on grass and window pane. The smell of burning leaves.”
Keith C. Heidorn
Happy Fall to everyone!