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Fall Officially Starts for MY Family When

By: Trent Bartley
Posted: September 2, 2020 04:30

Kids go back to School? Harvest is in? You turn the HEAT on?

Fall Officially Starts for MY Family When...

Fall Officially Starts for MY Family When...

     Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor.
–Irish proverb

     Tuesday, September 22nd marks the first Official Day of fall, in our Home - it's not real until we turn the furnace on. With enough sweaters and extra socks - I'm hoping to hold out 'till Mid-November. 

     The turning of the Seasons have always had a powerful effect upon Humanity culturally. Outside of the importance of Harvest - here are a few Factoids for you. 

  • At Machu Picchu in Peru, an ancient stone monument called Intihuatana—which means “Hitching Post of the Sun”—serves as a solar clock to mark the dates of the equinoxes and solstices.  
  • In Mexico, the Mayans built a giant pyramid called Chichen Itza. On the equinoxes, it looks as if a snake made of light slithers down the pyramid’s steps.
  • In England, Stonehenge was also built with the equinoxes and solstices in mind.

     

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