September 23, 2011 at 5:05am EDT is officially identified as the start of the fall equinox. It has been said this part of the year represents the summer’s last heat and the fall’s first chill. The days and nights are balanced at 12 hours each as the Sun crosses the celestial equator. From this point on, the amount of sunlight seen each day will grow shorter.
Fall is probably my favorite time of the year. The grass in my yard doesn’t grow as quickly as it did during the summer, and the temperatures aren’t as hot out. Baseball season is getting exciting because of the playoffs. And of course, football season is just starting up.
I really think the great thing about the fall season, also referred to as autumn, is the fact that camping and barbeques are just as fun as they always are. In fact, certain parts of camping and barbeques may be even better during the fall that during the summer. For example, a nice warm bonfire during a cold fall night can feel great. And during those cold fall nights, the mosquitoes aren’t so aggressive.
How about you? What are your favorite things to do during the fall? Do you have memories of forming piles of leaves and jumping on them? Please feel free to share your thoughts.