Sunday, September 25, 2011

Autumnal Equinox

The march of the seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—stems from the "clearly definable" position of the sun. The solstices are very accurately measured as the northernmost point that the sun rises along the horizon in June and the southernmost point along the horizon in December.  However, the autumnal equinox and vernal—or spring—equinox aren't exactly midway between the solstices "because the Earth's orbit is not a true circle, but close.

Anyway, Friday was the Autumnal Equinox, and I use these times of the year to reflect on the past season and to do a couple of chores, like changing oil in the vehicles.  This summer went very well for Alex and me. We did not have any tragedies or other problems in our immediate families. We enjoyed good health and a little time off.  We got to spend time with our children and grandchildren.  I witnessed my youngest daughter dedicate her life to Jehovah God by getting baptised, which is very heart warming to me. We put our house on the market, although it has not sold yet. We also purchased our motor home in preparation for retirement. In all, we have much to be thankful for and nothing to regret. I hope that the summer was as good for all of you who are reading this short blog today. 
In the coming season we all need to slow down and reflect the important things. Work and play safely, and offer a helping hand when we can.  And remember to treat our loved ones like they are loved ones.


  1. I adore the changing of the seasons, and you're so right about slowing down for autumn. I find that I automatically want to just go into hiding at this time of year.

  2. I have been hiding from the heat for months and look forward to the cooler weather, some hiking and a little work.

  3. We have had the most glorious September here in southwest Idaho. Most days mid to high 80s, lots of long day drives and hiking in Hells Canyon or the Sawtooths, meals outside in the early evening twilight. Only disappointment is no fall colors! Enjoy...