Friday Favorites: Autumn Equinox

 Beech Hill Farm, Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Beech Hill Farm, Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Saturday is the Autumn Equinox — the first day of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere — equal day — equal night. The nights will get longer and the days will get shorter after this. This is my favorite time of the year. Did you notice the color of the leaves is changing?

I’m gathering together with friends tonight to celebrate the coming of the Equinox. We’ll make community soup together over a blazing fire outside. We’ll sing songs and catch up on what’s been going on. I love these people. Hope you are doing something special this weekend. I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

A Song for You

Oh, how I love this song. A perfect description of Fall: “The nights are sharp with starlight / And the days are cool and clean / And in the blue sky overhead / The northern geese fly south instead / And leaves are Irish Setter red / When fall comes to New England.”

A Poem for You

Loving this poem by Joan Mitchell called Autumn. “The rusty leaves crunch and crackle” — beautiful writing.

Just for Fun

What kind of Leaf Peeper are you? Apparently, I’m a combination of “The Perfectionist” and “The Slow Poke.” Ha, ha.