Autumn Reflections – Day 30

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All things must come to an end. While autumn will technically continue until Dec 22, you can already see the change in the seasons. There’s a covering of snow on the ground and most of the leaves have already fallen from the trees. But with the end of one thing, comes the beginning of another. While autumn is saying its farewells, we can look forward to another season taking its place. Winter is just about here and there are many things to look forward to.

A tangerine and russet cascade of kaleidoscopic leaves, creates a tapestry of autumn magic upon the emerald carpet of fading summer.
-Judith A. Lindberg

11 thoughts on “Autumn Reflections – Day 30

  1. Lana Light says:

    Hi Ally! I love the way you write about the littlest things, it makes me feel so relaxed and cosy)) this post is no exception.
    Here you touch upon the fact that seasons (in the English speaking world) technically last until the 22nd of March, June, September, and December. Being Russian, I was very much perplexed the very first time I stumbled upon it (and I still am)). Could you be so kind as to explain it to me a little bit, please? I understand that these dates mark pivotal astronomical events but why do they also mark the end and the beginning of the seasons?

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    • Ally says:

      Thank you, that really means a lot to me.

      I actually had to look up the answer to your question as I didn’t know all the details. The change in seasons is connected to the winter solstice (Dec), spring equinox (March), summer solstice (June), and fall equinox (September). These occurrences are based on earth’s relation to the sun and they mark the beginning of the astronomical seasons.

      For example, the winter solstice on Dec 21 or 22 is the beginning of astronomical winter, even though the actual change in seasons happens long before. Meteorological winter usually begins at the beginning of December and is when we actually see the changes in weather and temperature. So basically, there’s two sets of seasons, the ones written on the calendar, and the ones we actually experience. I hope that answers your question a little bit πŸ™‚

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