Fall. To many of us it’s the most beautiful of the four seasons. During fall you see the glorious change in the colors of flowers and foliage: the many shades of colors that adorn the trees, plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables as they ripen for harvest, and the falling of the leaves preparing for the approach of winter. Words can’t express the magnitude of the beauty us during fall, and there’s something magical in the myriads of shades of crimson and rust, brown and gold that we see as the leaves fall. Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
The earth revolves around the sun in an elliptical orbit. As it revolves, it also rotates. The point when the sun crosses the celestial equator (an imaginary line above the earth’s equator) is called an equinox. At this point the length of day is exactly the same as night at 12 hours. This occurs twice in the year, during March and September. The September Equinox is also known as the Autumn Equinox and marks the First Day of Fall, which we celebrate on September 22nd.
During Fall many communities celebrate harvest festivals. This celebration dates back to pagan times. You’ll hear of pumpkin festivals and harvest fetes – it’s the last hurrah before the winter cold sets in. Why not drive out to the country and join in a festival, or create one at home. Plan a dinner for family and friends, showcasing a menu of the season’s fruit and vegetable harvest. There is nothing more enjoyable than to share a feast with your loved ones, especially amidst all this beauty. Plant smiles ~ Grow giggles ~ Harvest love