FALL or AUTUMN EQUINOX

MAPLE TREE
MAPLE

The fall or autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, is the day of the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator while moving southward, this happens on either on September 22nd or 23rd. Fall or autumn are both accepted and widely used terms for the season that comes between summer and winter. Fall is a Germanic word used around the 16th century. It is thought to refer to nature’s decline as winter approaches by the falling of leaves and fruit. Autumn comes from the French, which came from the Latin autumnus, the Roman name for this season.

This is the time of year the angle of the sun changes, creating light that gives more contrast to what you may see. The daylight hours become shorter. Summer temperatures finally drop, gardens begin to give fresh food, squirrels scurry to store winter food, the smell of decay starts to fill the air while leaves start their slow death by changing into gorgeous colors. The air dries out and makes being outdoors more tolerable in some places.

OAK
OAK
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ASPEN

AUTUMN FERN
AUTUMN FERN

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

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