One Word Photo Challenge: Autumn 🍁

 “Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~Faith Baldwin~
 

One Word Photo Challenge: Autumn

  
“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods

And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.”

~William Allingham~

    
  
  

  
The last 2 photos were taken with my phone while driving off the island yesterday 🌾🌾🌾 I when the marsh grasses start changing color!

Happy Autumn Equinox 🍁

We’ve survived the dog days of summer, and now it’s time to cool off. The autumn equinox takes place at 4:21 a.m. EDT on Wednesday when the sun moves directly over the equator, making day and night nearly the same length. That’s where the word comes from — “equi” for equal in Latin combined with “nox” for night, WTOP reported.

Fall officially begins Wednesday and runs through Dec. 21, the winter solstice. But while people may agree on the season, they don’t agree on its name. Fall was originally called “harvest” in the 1200s, but by 300 years later people were using the term “autumn,” from the old French word autompne. Fall, from “fall of the leaf,” gained popularity in the 16th century. The British eventually chose to continue favoring “autumn” while North American explorers — later, Americans — used “fall,” according to Grammarist. ibtimes



Happy Autumn…my favorite season 🍁 I was up for it’s official start at 4:21 this morning, toasting it with a cup of pumpkin coffee!!  Went to the Refuge for a Sunrise Soul Stroll,,,there were more clouds than sun on the first morning of autumn,but there was beauty to behold none-the-less…Stroll was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances in the way of the relentless mosquitoes who decided I’d be good for breakfast!

“The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ~John Muir~

 

“Autumn’s the mellow time.” ~William Allingham~

 

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald~
 (This last photo I took with my iPhone…to me it resembled a dragonfly’s wing ❤️)

Monday Music Medicine Show…..Autumn Songs

Monday Music Medicine Show  So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, what songs come to mind as the Wheel is near turning? What memories do you carry with you beyond their moment in time? You know I want to hear it. Please share a song that you associate with this time of year.………….

I Love everything about Autumn…the colors, the smells, the crispness in the air…and gathering chestnuts by the bagfulls……long, long time ago……

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Ok…here’s my song………love me some Van!!!