That fall arrived today.
Yes, I know, it WAS an awful pun. September 22 marks the official start of fall/autumn here in the U.S. and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. This season (the only one with dual names) runs from today (Sunday, Sept 22) until Friday, Dec 20.
How beautifully the leaves grow old. How full of light and color their last days. (John Burroughs, American naturalist and essayist)
The first day of the autumn season is the day of the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator moving southward, referred to as the Autumnal Equinox, when the hours of day and night are roughly equal.
These early signs of fall colors were taken today during a trip to Niagara on the Lake, a picturesque town in southern Ontario, Canada; more about this day trip in a future post.