The official first day of fall began today at 9:49 am Kansas time. I mentioned it to Chris at breakfast and he started looking it up (once a researcher, always a researcher). He then proceeded to give me a tutoring session on the autumnal equinox. I got something about the sun lining up with the equator and equal hours of light and dark and then the cream of wheat with blueberries and brown sugar took over and I tuned him out.
What I do know is that I like the shadows created by the angle of the sun at this time of year.
Even though the science behind the changing of the seasons is over my head, and I don't exactly know the difference between an equinox and a solstice, my internal clock is somehow in alignment with it.
I am enjoying each and every last day of the zinnias before they are zapped by the frost that is coming soon. Today when I went out to cut them there was a big fat yellow spider right on top of the yellow zinnias. Never seen one like that before. I hope I don't dream about it crawling into my ear tonight. I would NOT enjoy that. Not one bit.