We are a week away from the start of Autumn and the mornings here are finally stating to feel a few degrees cooler.
During the autumn equinox the sun
shines directly on the equator and day and night around the globe are
of almost equal length - a day and night of roughly 12 hours each.
This year, the equinox begins at 10:29 p.m. Sept. 22, when the sun's
position crosses the equator into the southern skies.
Autumn has been significant in
many cultures throughout history and even today many festivals and
events around the globe occur around the autumn equinox, for example
the Moon Festival in China or Michaelmas in the UK.
I love the colors of autumn and
since I live in Florida I often travel north to get a glimpse of the
seasons change. At home I am not doing much with the garden however I
will pick up a few potted mums for the front of the house to bring
Perhaps I'll do a little arrangement like the one in the above photo using some clay pots then as it gets closer to Halloween I can drop the potted mums into a few jack-o-lantern style planters and maybe even add a few small pumpkins.
I may just do a single pot with a few small pumpkins which looks nice and not too fussy. I miss my garden so a few potted mums may be just what I need to perk up my mood in the meantime I have been busy with a few crafts my latest
is the seasonal pillow above the pillow is about 14 inches square and has a small gift card attached for my guest at this years Autumn tea. The design is hand painted and the ribbon tie and twig wreath are removable. Inspired by this little plate made a few years ago.