Supposedly the calendar reads September but with exception of the cooler nights and the yellowing of the poor trees looking for a little rain not much seems to have changed weather wise. Yet we are only 1 week away from the official Autumnal Equinox. This started me musing about the equinoxes both Spring and Fall and that twice yearly 24 hour span of equal amount of night and day. In Autumn the days then become shorter and obviously the nights become longer. There are lots of folks who begin to vocally dread the coming of fall and then worst winter; perhaps they are thinking of being trapped indoors in the colder months. I, however, embrace the beginning of the shorter days for many reasons; the sky is much bluer with wispy clouds and cool breezes. Mother Nature starts her last arboreal fashion show with all the gorgeous yellows, oranges, and reds she will dress her tree children in. Sunsets are stunning in the fall, the best of the year, and the night stars seem to twinkle and sparkle with glee.
There is still plenty of time for outdoor living this year. We humans have become oh so inventive and creative with all things to keep us warm and cozy outside on chilly nights. Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, chimineas, and decorative propane table top heaters all add warmth to the surroundings. Lots of options exist for specialized outdoor lighting. The list goes on and for all the ways you can continue to experience the glorious days remain this year.
The also good news is if you have a deck, screened porch, covered porch, pergola with a polycarbonate roof or sunroom you can make it cool weather ready with the addition of some type of heater and enjoy in the fall. Plus there is an added bonus in it is much easier to sweep those leaves rather that rake then. More time to enjoy outdoor living. See you on the deck looking at that amazing sunset.