AUTUMNAL EQUINOX


  It is the summer’s great last heat,
  It is the fall’s first chill:  They meet.
         – Sarah Morgan Bryan Platt

“The word equinox comes from the Latin words for ‘equal night.’ The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator.  From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights.” – Old Farmer’s Almanac

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We shall celebrate the autumnal equinox by lighting a candle to bring light into the coming darkness and to honor the light.  Then we will open a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Texas from GrapeCreek Vineyards.  We will not feel the chill of autumn in South Texas for some time, but we have had glorious rain lately that has cooled down the summer heat.  It is a hint of fall.

ENJOY THE FALL WHEREVER YOU ARE!

My beautiful picture

Franciscan Estate Winery, Napa Valley California 2012