Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Explore Outdoors ~ Watching the Season Change


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?

1 comment:

  1. I am jealous. We won't see leaves turn for at least another six to eight weeks. Autumn is my favorite season. Thanks for the pretty picture. Enjoy your changing weather. I really need to move to New England.