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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall Equinox

In Black Mountain, NC, it happens at 10:21 am on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

When the earth tilts away from the sun at the north pole, and this tilt moves the equator under the direct line of the sun, moving the northern hemisphere towardswinter.  Half the globe moves into summertime, the southern hemisphere, calling this the Spring Equinox.

 Grandfather Mountain, NC.

The best colors in our mountains usually occur the second week of October, but may start a week earlier this year because of having drought conditions for much of September.

OK, balance is the word.
Did you ever try to stand an egg on end for an equinox?
Me neither. But it sounds fun, doesn't it? Let me know if you make it!

Good to think about balancing our lives, when the political situation is so crazy and out of balance. 

And when the news is full of such awful things happening between people! Lots of crisis's to report out there.  So a balance for my heart is to center myself, and be quiet. There.  The doors to crazy are closed for another little while.


  1. Lovely picture, but where did summer go?

    1. It would have been nice if I'd been busy all the time, but days fly by even when I'm doing nothing!

  2. My mother-in-law used to have rows of eggs standing on her kitchen counters at Equinox.


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