Happy Autumnal Equinox!

For the last few weeks, all I’ve heard are people saying how ready they are for Fall.  Cooler temperatures, sweaters, warm drinks, pumpkin obsession–all of it.

Although there are several ways to define the beginning of Fall, the most common are:

  1. Back to school.  Because summer vacation is over.  Occurred 4 weeks ago for me.
  2. After Labor Day.  You know, when white shoes are banned and the tourists go home.  Happened 2 weeks ago for me.
  3. The Autumnal Equinox.  As in, the second time of year when the length of daylight hours and nighttime hours are equal (if you live at the equator, anyway).

Which definition do you use?

I’m very happy to say that the weather has been deliciously cool for a bit over a week and it actually feels like the proper season!  I hope we get a long and glorious autumn!

One Reply to “Happy Autumnal Equinox!”

  1. I go by the Autumnal Equinox. This year I refused to indulge in anything strictly Fall-ish until that date. Seasons and holidays must know their places, after all. 😉
    Awhile ago I heard about the “no white shoes after Labor Day” thing and decided to look it up. When I learned it was just invented by rich women who thought it sounded like a good idea I ditched it. Besides, the weather down here in MS allows for wearing white sandals long into the fall. 🙂

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