The calendar says it’s Autumn but the temps say it’s Summer.

Autumn! It’s here! Or is it?

The calendar says today marks a seasonal shift with the first day of Autumn. The Autumnal Equinox….when there is almost an equal number of daylight and moonlight hours in the day. Woo Hoo! Bring on the apple cider, pumpkin-spice everything, boots, jackets, cozy sweaters, and the warmth of crackling fire pits.

But my weather app says this:

2016-autumn-equinox-1 2016-autumn-equinox-2

A bit of a disconnect. All week the temps have been in the upper 80sF with heat a head index in the 90sF.

But Autumn’s coming….I know she is.


The Fall asters are blooming. A little different color than the usual Autumn bronzes, golds and crimsons.


The burning bushes are beginning to burn.

burning bush-leaf

To hurry the season along a bit, I bought some mums for the front porch. Looks like they are just waiting to explode into full bloom.


Hurry up little bee. Those dreams of more honey are almost gone.


So, Happy Autumnal Equinox to everyone in the norther hemisphere.

May you harvest the light and keep it burning brightly in your heart, so that when the deepest darkness of winter is upon us, you will remember the summer sun.
~Teo Bishop

6 thoughts on “The calendar says it’s Autumn but the temps say it’s Summer.

  1. “Woo Hoo! Bring on the apple cider, pumpkin-spice everything, boots, jackets, cozy sweaters, and the warmth of crackling fire pits.”

    Yahoooo, Lisa! I feel the same way about everything you mentioned. I LOVE AUTUMN and everything it brings. I was so happy to remember this morning that today was the first day of Autumn!

    Wow…93 degrees? It wasn’t exactly cool, fallish weather here today, however, the temps weren’t that high. I think it was maybe 82? Next week we start getting MY kind of Autumn weather – low 70’s!

    Gorgeous photographs! Love that last one especially!

    Have a super weekend, my friend, and HAPPY AUTUMN! 🙂

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  2. It looks like the beginning of a beautiful autumn for you, Lisa!
    It was still warm here to as of yesterday, but the coming days promise to be quite chilly by comparison. Lot of leaves suddenly down too.

    I LOVE Asters! Ours are very small this year though.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! xo.

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