Today marks something close to the mid-way point between the solstice and equinox. It’s about six weeks to the official start of autumn. The sun still rises early, but we’ve noticed darkness now falls earlier each evening; by 8:30 in the evening the stars are out.
Looking up last night, we noted the moon seemed just past full. In the fields berries and early apples are ripe, and the tall meadows have changed from green to rich ocher and sienna. Evenings are noticeably cooler, this week they have the fall-like quality that so often heralds the end of summer here in the north country. Continue reading