|The evening sun through the kitchen window.|
A sure sign for me that Fall is on it's way is the decrease in our hours of daily sunlight ... the sunrises are getting later and sunsets are getting earlier. I seem to notice this now more than ever- when I worked outside the home and off the farm my day was ruled by a clock, but now my life ruled by the sun- time to rise and get busy is just before daybreak, when the animals are also awakening and starting to stir. Time to call it a day and head inside for the evening is when the last rays of light peek over the tops of the trees behind the barn. One thing that has always fascinated me about this time of year is the phenomenon known as autumnal equinox, where the earth tilts to a different angle in it's orbit, moving our Northern Hemisphere away from the sun and causing the sun to appear to be in a little off-center in the sky... making the shadows lengthen and become more noticeable than in the summertime when the sun always seems to be right overhead.
Have you noticed any longer shadows on the ground lately?
What's a sure sign for you that Fall is on the way?
Happy Monday, everybody!