Saturday, September 22, 2012

First Day of Fall

Yesterday as I was driving home from work, I noticed the sumac were turning red.  Not just an isolated branch, but whole trees. This is my sign that fall is here (let's call it meteorological fall).

Today is the autumnal equinox - astronomical fall!

It's funny how we assign names and significance to such transient concepts as the first day of autumn, the new year, a birthday.  It must be one of those things that make us human.  We think about our future.  We stop to assess where we are and how we are doing.  We are thinking beings, but maybe its is better said that we are planners...

Time to start raking the leaves and put them in the compost bin for next fall's garden.  Time to finish canning, time to turn the garden beds over.  Time to collect seeds for next year.  Time to get the house and barn ready for winter.

The cycle continues...

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