Kids go back to School? Harvest is in? You turn the HEAT on?
Fall Officially Starts for MY Family When...
Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor.
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.