Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrate Autumn

The Autumn Crocus appeared amid the weeds of one neglected garden spot to remind me of the Autumn Equinox, the time halfway between the longest day and the longest night of the year.

It's time to enjoy a Honey Crisp apple from Washington State, a pumpkin spice latte or a butternut squash dish. 

While Fall represents a winding down in the natural world, things are intensifying in the political realm. Take note that Oct. 14 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

The thing about having four seasons in New Jersey is that Spring and Fall feature such fluctuating temperatures that it's hard to know what to wear. Pack away all your warm-weather clothes and you will be caught short in the hot spell that comes in October.

Leaves are starting to turn color. Does anyone still press leaves in wax paper for window decorations? Or is it more likely to go leaf-peeping on a tablet?

However you mark the season, enjoy it before the days of ice and snow arrive. And to all our Pagan friends, Blessed Mabon!



  1. Washington Honey Crisp? how about a New Jersey gala apple from the farm stand at the Salvation Army lot on Watchung Ave instead. Yummy!

  2. We used to press fall leaves between wax paper to make table mats. That may have been a Brownie project.