All the grandchildren’s Japanese Maples are turning beautifully this year-Jake’s is just a little farther along.
In the Fall edition of Azalea Magazine, Summerville’s wonderful read … thanks to Will Rizzo-Editor-in-Chief, he included a field guide with interesting tidbits on this popular season! Some included:
Americans typically refer to this time of year as ” Fall,” while our British ” Brethren” use the word ” Autumn.”
Fall is caused by the Earth’s tilt, not our distance from the sun. Fall colors are caused by the amount of sugar in the leaves.
Birds spend most of the fall migrating. The Arctic Tern travels 44,000 miles, from the North Pole to the South Pole! Wow! Unbelievable! They must have to check their wings a lot during this amazing journey!
Fall … Pumpkin spice, colorful leaves, cooler weather, and college 🏈 football!
Interesting study-According to the University of Chicago, children born in the fall are statistically better students and live longer. ( I will take the ” live longer” stat and run with it. )
Historically, fall was called “harvest” because of the ” harvest moon” that occurs close to the autumn equinox. It is also called the ” hunters'” moon because it coincides with the start of hunting season.
Jake, the fisherman hunter fished for over an hour Wednesday after school -waiting patiently and it paid off! He caught both a big and small mouth bass! It must have been the magical pull of the Hunter moon -but Jake was deliriously happy! ( excuse the pun-but he was over the moon!!!)
So until tomorrow… Even though we are told to give thanks in all circumstances-being grateful for fall comes quite easily-a perfect season!
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh