September 22nd 9:31 A.M. E. D. T (according to the Farmer’s Almanac) marks the start of the Autumn- Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
Welcoming Scarlet and golden leaves on rustic old trees. A time for long windy walks that tickles children’s locks while they gleefully shout jumping into freshly raked piles of crinkled leaves.
Tree branches crackling & snapping in the windy Autumn means dry weather.
Folk Art of Autumn by Karla Gerard
Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor.
~ Old Irish saying
Another old folk saying “One can balance an egg at the time of the Equinox”.
Try this one with your children, it just might work.
More Autumn lore, “Thunder in Autumn predicts a freezing winter.”
The Autumn Equinox was the season for Harvesting the 3 sisters crops of corn, pumpkins/squash and climbing beans. introduced by North American Indians. It is a more sustainable method of agriculture.
Image of 3 sisters Wikimedia.
The Autumn Equinox ushers in the Celtic tradition of Celebrating the second harvest called Mabon after the old Celtic harvest deity. Read more about Mabon on my link below https://folklorefun.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/mabon-folklore/
Happy Autumn! Merry Mabon!
*The Old Farmer’s Almanac online https://www.almanac.com/content/three-sisters-corn-bean-and-squash
*Featured photo by Vista Photography
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