Who says summer’s over? The calendar has been turned to a new page; September marks the start of meteorological fall. Labor Day is past, the last holiday of summer. Now, a new school year begins, new schedules, new projects. Thoughts turn to sweaters and boots and colorful leaves
Yes, fall is coming. We don’t need the calendar to remind us; we can feel it in the first cool breeze. The days are growing shorter. The cicadas are singing louder, with more urgency.
Already, tiny yellow locust leaves. Mums replace the summer flowers. The Halloween aisle is stocked at Walgreens.
The full moon on September 16 is called the Harvest Moon. This is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, on September 22. You can read more about the Harvest moon here.
When it’s fall here, it’s spring in Sydney, Australia. Daffodils are blooming there, while we plant bulbs for next spring here.
Still, there are warm days, with less humidity. There is the aroma of fresh-cut grass. There are still tomatoes ripening.
No, summer is not done. There is still baseball. Summer lingers, like voices in the dusk. In the gardens, rising plumes of the autumn grasses, as the streetlights come on.
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