Monday, 22 September 2014

Autumn Equinox

At precisely 10.29pm EDT on 22nd September 2014
it will be the Autumn Equinox and the first day of fall.
From here on out the temperatures will begin to drop,
the days will begin to shorten and the nights,
inevitably, will become darker and longer.
Foliate head ceiling boss from Norwich Cathedral.
The Druids called this time of year Mea'n Fo'mhair when
they traditionally honoured the Green Man, god of the forest,
by offering gifts of cider, wine and herbs to the trees.
The acorn is the equinox symbol and thank goodness for
that because it gives me a chance to add something
cross stitchey to this post.  To whit a snippet of acorn
border taken from Froth & Bubble plus a couple of
insecty hangers on for good measure.  Where's the bug spray?
Always leave them with a smile, so how about this?
It always managed to raise a snigger or two
back in my gymslip days (and I don't mean when I
was at school either - but that's yet another story
for yet another day).

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