Last week I noticed a splash of red on my lawn (well, the mix of plantain and clovers and grass that pass for a lawn). It was ... gasp! a RED leaf!
Wait! It's too early for fall to come! And then I looked up at the trees. This was not the only leaf shedding its summer greens. The next morning a flock of geese honked loudly as they flew overhead, further punctuating the certain demise of summer.
Over the next two weeks, take a moment to notice what changes are happening in nature around you as Earth tilts towards the autumnal equinox.
- have the daytime and night temperatures changed?
- what do you notice about the bird songs you're hearing?
- what color are the flowers along roadsides and edges of parks?
- does the air smell different?
- check for a new constellation in the sky.
- do you see flocks of birds or butterflies heading south?