Magical Harvest, originally uploaded by karenmeyere.

I normally don’t post twice in one day, but I had forgotten about something that is so near and dear to me occuring today that I have to do this second entry.

Today is the Autumnal Equinox. Not just that, but it’s also the Harvest Moon – the last time this happened was 20 years ago. Autumn is my absolutely favorite season (Halloween being my all-time favorite holiday and not just because I got married on that day).

Around September 15th I start to notice the change in the azimuth, or sun angle. That’s my first sign that Autumn is truly on her way. The air feels different too. It’s not so heavy.

I’m not entirely sure why Autumn is my favorite season. Maybe it’s the crispness in the air. It’s not quite cold but it’s no longer hot. The reintroduction of true comfort foods. Baking is once again tolerable as is drinking tea during the day while curling up on the couch with Tom. The colors that abound through Autumn are my favorites. Oranges, reds, yellows, greens.

Whatever the reason, I’m excited it’s here!

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