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First Day of Fall 2013

on September 22, 2013

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Last remnants of summer will soon be only memories for the autumnal equinox is upon us today. At precisely 4:44 PM EDT, Sunday, September 22, 2013 the beginning of fall graces the Northern Hemisphere while spring bursts forth in the Southern Hemisphere.

Are you ready for this?

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Catch the Falling Leaves

If you ask me about autumn…

It is a graceful ballerina
Whirling and twirling across the ground—

The essence of a former life
Wherever nature’s spirits abound

 It is one last fling before winter’s sleep
Flitting and flaunting vivid hues of gold—
Dramatic, enchanting, ah-h-h breathtaking
Awe-inspiring colors to behold

 It is a season of predestined change
In a distinctive way nature acknowledges—
Random yellows, rusty oranges, bold reds
Exciting the soul through emblazon images

 It is nature in action
Intensely, magically changing—
Summer’s palette transforming
As leaves gently fall off the trees

 It is multicolored leaves blowing in the wind
Like the wild strumming of a fiddle—
The crux of fun for someone to rack in a pile
Then jump right smack dab in the middle

 Run, jump, catch the falling leaves
As they flutter round and round
Stuff them in your pockets
For the child in you is found

©2013 catnipoflife©2013 catnipoflife
Sharla Lee Shults

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”

                                                —John Burroughs (American Naturalist and Essayist, 1837–1921)

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16 responses to “First Day of Fall 2013

  1. Happy Fall, Sweet Friend!!!!!! This was a great way to start my Autumn!! Thank you, Sharla.

  2. Al says:

    You have captured the Autumn beautifully, Sharla.

    ♫Catch a falling leaf and
    Stuff it in your pocket
    Save it for a windy day ♪

  3. utesmile says:

    Fall is a great season and the colours are breathtaking. Wishing you a wonderful fall!

  4. It’s very hard to accept that today is the first day of fall when our temperatures are still in the 90’s, there are storm clouds overhead, and there is so much humidity you can almost cut it. Hello from Florida.

  5. Teepee12 says:

    All year, I wait for this … and today is super beautiful! Not much color change yet, but very soon it will bloom, barring heavy rain, wind or snow. My cameras are charged and ready!

  6. Happy Autumn! It is such a rich and beautiful season and what a lovely tribute to it!

  7. Terry says:

    I love fall also but hate the snow and freeze that follows. Enjoyed your post

  8. Micki Peluso says:

    Beautiful post. I just hope Fall lasts and the rains and hurricanes don’t take down the gorgeous leaves too early. It’s Fall and yet in NY one red rose bloomed on my rosebush. Imagine that.

  9. MakeSomethingMondays says:

    Fall is my favorite time of the year. The changing leaves make it worth the soon-to-be winter weather.

  10. Raani York says:

    What a beautiful post as with the pictures and the poem, which is wonderful, it made me feel warm and fuzzy. 🙂 Happy Fall to you, Sharla!

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