Today is officially the first day of fall…the autumn equinox, for the Northern Hemisphere.

This year, because of time differences, the equinox actually happens for 2 days depending on where you live.  “Equinoxes are not day-long events, even though many choose to celebrate all day. Instead, they occur at the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator.”  Source. 

So whether you are celebrating today or tomorrow, here are quotes you’ll fall for. << Yes.  It’s cheesy.

The bright summer had passed away, and gorgeous autumn was flinging its rainbow-tints of beauty on hill and dale. ~Cornelia L. Tuthill, “Virginia Dare: Or, the Colony of Roanoke,” 1840

 

…I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, 10th October 1842

 

Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him. ~Hal Borland

 

I step outside and the chilly air tightens the skin on my bare arms. Summer has ended all too quickly, and some of the leaves on the trees have already started to burn with the colors of fall. Fall colors…. so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary. ~Siobhan Vivian, Same Difference

 

Somewhere along the way, I realized that the new year doesn’t begin for me in January. The new and fresh has always come for me in the Fall. Ironically, as leaves are falling like rain, crunching beneath my feet with finality, I am vibrating with the excitement of birth and new beginnings…. My year begins in Autumn. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, “On birthday cake and pouring oil,” 2013 November 5th (This is so true for me by the way).

 

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

I could go on and on, but I thought I would put together a few photos here.  More can be found on the Facebook page.

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