This week, as the Autumnal and Vernal equinoxes we experienced on Sept 22 have brought the planet to equal days and nights for a moment, I’m sure we are seeing weather and temperatures play out as such! In either hemisphere signs of the seasons are already playing out depending upon where you live.
Fall Has Fallen and Spring Has Sprung!
“Autumn calls the forest to rest, to exhale in a flood of colors rubbed to a fiery warmth on the hearth of both hill and plain before nodding off to a winter’s slumber.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
As I shared in June about the summer solstice making our days a minute shorter each day in the northern hemisphere, Autumn really shows the impact as nights are longer than the days and glorious colors begin to pepper the landscapes. The shortening of daylight will continue through the winter solstice.
All at once, summer collapsed into Fall.Oscar Wilde
Ah, darkness. As a sun-lover, I appreciate early morning sunshine and late evening sunsets, especially here in Northeastern Washington. Already, I switch the lights on when I awake at 6-ish and back on by 7pm. By December it will be dark here by 4pm, which is what I’ve already experienced when we moved here in December 2020! Oh well, l hope the glow of the reflected light off the snow will help illuminate what daytime hours we do have.
As we are finishing the month of September, the warm days (mid-70s this week), but colder nights are teasing us with signs of Autumn. Here in the Spokane, Washington area, Autumn colors reach their color peak about mid-October, with reds dominating the vibrant colors, mixed with abundant evergreen trees. A stunning sight to see!
According to my favorite meteorologist, Jeremy Lagoo, on KREM news (Spokane), he says, “Enjoy it while you can…” This image tells you what we are expecting! Brrr!
Those temperature drops each month bring the promise of this…by mid-October.
For the time being, September gives us these signs of Autumn:
What are the signs of the season changing where you live?
Early Autumn shows off her sense of humor with spent sunflowers, heavy with seeds:
Or, Fall Asters, a purple contrast to the yellows and golds.
Apart from the obvious plant life changes, other signs of Autumn include:
- September’s Harvest moon
- Migrating birds
- Crisp, clean air
- Less daylight
- Cool (and cold!) temperatures
–Fire in the wood stove or fireplace
-Smell of smoke from chimneys
-Seasonal home décor
-Store displays for Halloween and Christmas(!)
-Lots of apples, pumpkins and squash
Inspired By Other Bloggers’ Photo Challenges
This week I’m linking with the following bloggers who offer their creative photo challenges:
For those in the Southern hemisphere, spring awakens from its winter slumber to the promise of warm days, green pastures and riots of colorful flowers and blossoms.
October themes for Sunday Stills can be found on my Sunday Stills Photography page.
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.
Fall Has Fallen and Spring Has Sprung
Share your season’s signs of changes this week. Any type of creativity is welcomed, with your images, stories, poetry, etc.
Golden Bloggers’ Links
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are the last week’s links from bloggers who shared their favorite golden moments. Please stop by if you haven’t yet.
Easin’ Along Image in Comments
Have a wonderful week!
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