Today is the 23rd of September.
Yesterday morning at 9.49am GMT.. and CDT 14.49 Universal time .. September Equinox arrived.
Our long hazy lazy days of Summer are over for 2012. Autumn is truly here.
I will miss summer.
When the grandchildren pop over on their bikes for a swim or a chat, or I take them for an ice cream in the village. Those late balmy nights when the sun goes down at nearly 10pm and we can sit outside in the candlelight..and talk about happy days and happenings with friends.
Early mornings when the sun rises at 6 or so, and I walk around the garden with my coffee, and the scents of early morning summer 's day is in the air and I listen to the twittering of the sparrows that nest in my olive trees, and the cooing of my dove family.
Lunch on the patio in the shade and drinking a long glass of iced home made lemonade.
A day at the beach to let some of that wonderful summer sun soak into my bones.
"Good by" summer... and Welcome Autumn.
|Equinox and remembering. Here in the northern Hemisphere|
the sun rises later now, and the nightfall earlier. The days
and nights are approximately equal in length.
|6.57am this morning...The sky overcast with dark purple and lilac clouds|
And , there it was, lightning flashing accross the sky. The sound of thunder rattling in the heavens above.
My mother used to say" dont worry, its God moving his furniture"! ..Boy, he sure was moving it this morning!.
We have not had rain here in Alentejo since May. It is so welcoming. It just about never fails to rain on this day.
Autumn arrives and I always have these mixed feelings for a few weeks. The heavy rainy days.. and then the warm summery days,after a while i settle and enjoy the cool of the morning.
September is one of our kindest months here .. In a few days the sun will be out again.
A sort of sad feeling comes over me,when summer ends and Autumn begins. I tell myself once again
"It's the arrival of a new season. A few days more and you will be getting the Autumn feel. !
I have changed to my Autumn duvet..and my lamps will be on earlier to light the early dark evenings.
Time to start a new book perhaps !.
An extra hour in bed!
Different light for blogging photos.!
A walk on a cooler day!
|My fields are now parched and dry..we are ready for this rain.|
|7.24am First rains of the season.. Yippee I don't have to water for some time.|
|The dark clouds gatthering at 6.50am and the thunder is clapping .|