Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumnal Equinox

Today at 3:44 pm is the Autumnal Equinox.  For some it is a feast day, and for others, just another day.  For me, it marks the beginning of my favorite time of year.  All of the hard work done this year culminates with the beginning of this season.  We harvest, store our bounty, and prepare the outside of the farm for its rejuvenation period over winter.  It is a time when all of the windows are thrown open, sweet spicy aromas waft from the kitchen, the colors are brilliant and the light is intoxicating.  We find ourselves winding down and the focus becomes hearth and home.

As I pulled out of the grocery store this morning I was facing North.  To the East, the sun was at about 3:00 and rising, to the west, the moon was at about 9:00 and setting.  The Yin and Yang of mother nature.  It is a time of thankfulness and for celebration in the golden light.  Happy Equinox!

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