Happy Autumnal Equinox / First Day of Fall!

by Deb at 12:10 AM • Wordless Wednesday11 Comments

We don’t get much of an autumn in Florida, but this picture of Rolz taking a stroll near our hibiscus bush really gives the impression of a pretty fall day.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Fall (the autumnal equinox) begins on September 23, early in the morning at 4:21 a.m. In technical terms, the autumnal equinox is when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south.

In my South Florida terms, it means it will begin to get darker and darker each morning before I leave for work and it will also get darker a lot quicker before I cook dinner when I get home. The temperature will still be in the 90’s, as we don’t get our glorious, gift from God humidity-free temperatures until sometime in November, and we definitely don’t get the beautiful change in leaf color on the trees like our friends up North do.

What does it mean for the cats? Well, honestly, they seem to have internal clocks of their own, because they still know what time to wake me up in the morning before the alarm goes off and they still know what time dinner is! About the only change they will feel is less sunbeam bathing time during the day, which means more snuggle time on the bed instead of near the windows.


It’s almost time for all day kitty snuggling on the bed!

download Have a great one all – and as a side note – how many of you remember the Farmer’s Almanac? When I was growing up, it was a big part of my life. We lived in a very rural town on the east shore of Lake Ontario in New York and did a lot of gardening to sustain ourselves. The almanac helped us to gauge how long our growing season would be and if I remember correctly, it was always pretty accurate. How times have changed… now everything we need to know is just a keyboard click away…instantly updated as circumstances warrant…

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  1. Ingrid King says:

    Happy First Day of Fall! As much as I often think about moving to South Florida (or any warmer climate, for that matter), I’m not sure I could get used to the lack of a distinct change of seasons. Then again, ask me again in the middle of a blizzard…

  2. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    we iz buzzed happee fall iz heer…..burdz haz all reddy started headed yur way….tho for that
    we must apolgize ~~~ 🙂 we say…..KEEP EM !!!

    N de food gurl says her trusts farmers almanac mor N most other sitez……tell yur mom her can
    sign up for ther free newz letter !!!

    happee fall !!! ♥♥♥

  3. Two French Bulldogs says:

    No more heat!
    Lily & Edward

  4. Yep da only weal change wound here will be when da clocks change and dinnertime will be an hour earlier. Same time still, just differwent on da clock. MOL Mommy sez there’s nuffin’ wrong wiff our internal clocks. and then of course weez’ll see da cooler temps comin’ in dat we hate so much. Enjoy da balmy days of Florida.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  5. Robin says:

    Happy Fall to you! Your kitties are so beautiful. They are lucky to not be very affected by the change in seasons. Up here in Detroit, fall gets cold really fast. The changing leaves are really beautiful though.

  6. The mom can always tell when the seasons are changing because we start to seek out warmer spots to nap. Happy Fall!

  7. Ellen Pilch says:

    Happy Fall ! My favorite time of year 🙂 Great photos. My hubby still gets the almanac every year.

  8. meowmeowmans says:

    Happy Autumn, dear pals!

  9. That is a beautiful picture! We’re looking forward to some cooler temperatures here so we’ll be able to get out more.