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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Autumnal Equinox

This is the day. 

The day we officially say goodbye to another summer. I took this photo some years ago, on another equinox, as the summer sun sank into the sea. 

I never like saying goodbye to summer. But there are blessings with everything. Coolness and moisture have returned. We look forward to some 70 degree days in the coming week, after the showers we are experiencing this morning have passed. The air is fresher, and the plants can breathe again. 

Fall colors are creeping into tree and shrub foliage. We are fortunate here to have a long, drawn out color season, lingering until Thanksgiving. I will enjoy it all, and probably share a few photos along the way.

I will count my blessings, and welcome another fall, with only a touch of melancholy for another summer gone. 

10 comments:

  1. i'm all for fall and having summer over also...

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  2. Falls can be a long pleasant season. I need a long fall to clean up my yard.

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  3. Love that shot. I'm kind of the reverse. I look forward to fall and cooler temps. These 100+ days wear on you. I can always put more clothes on, the law only allows me to take so many off.

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  4. This picture is certainly one I would frame to admire often. Perfect for today. Enjoy the better weather.

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  5. This is beautiful, the picture and your words. We felt a touch of cool, just a tiny bit, in the air today. It was wonderful.

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  6. It is bittersweet to say goodbye to another summer. Love your picture and words. There is much for which to be thankful.

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  7. "I will count my blessings, with only a touch of melancholy" That's a good life, dear

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  8. Fall and spring were always my favorite seasons. However, I live on the island of perpetual summer. Ah well...

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