Tag: fall

The First Day of Fall

The First Day of Fall
This year the first day of fall fell on September 22nd. As The Old Farmer’s Almanac says… On the autumnal equinox, (the first day of fall), day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal... Read more »

Just About Harvest Time

Just About Harvest Time
It’s just about harvest time in the corn and bean fields a little west of me. The sun lowers in the southern sky and the days get shorter. Harvest time comes quickly and sometimes dramatically when this starts to happen near the end of August. We suddenly go from the dark, lush greens of summer... Read more »

Suckin' up that October Sunshine

“What are you doing?” she asked. “Sitting here sucking up all that wonderful sunshine we’ve been having the last few days. You don’t get too many Octobers like this. The last one that comes close was 18 years ago. You know, the sun is one of the best sources of Vitamin D. So is milk... Read more »
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It's looking like this weekend will be as perfect as it gets

A little over a month ago, I put up a post: Seems Like a Perfect Weekend for Paddling Down a River It sure looks like another one is coming up this weekend. The water level on the Fox River is going to be perfect. The long range forecast is calling for perfect weather. The fall... Read more »