Happy Autumn!

Happy Equinox, the first day of Fall!

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This is the day when both the daytime and nighttime are of the same length. It has been long interpreted to mean that the world is in balance. Autumn is a time of dual purpose––it is time to gather the harvests and it is time to determine what is needed for the upcoming winter.

While we don’t get a major color change here in wine country, you can feel a shift in the air. My persimmons are starting to turn a burning orange. Leaves are falling from the apricot and the pear. I can see my breath when I go out in the morning. I have the urge to pull out my chunky sweaters, curl up and knit, and drink tea.

I’ve put my harvest fall wreath on the front door, and I welcome the coming season!

What’s your favorite part of fall?

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