At 11:09 last night, September 22nd, the Autumnal Equinox arrived.  There was also a Harvest Moon, and as a bonus for you star gazers, Jupiter made it’s closest pass to Earth in a decade. 

1) A farmer harvests soybeans in Elkhart, Illinois, by the light of a harvest moon.

 

Cassandra Wilson – Harvest Moon

What is your favorite song about Autumn?

If you were a farm boy, or gal, do you remember any moonlight harvest?

2) In China they are celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park, Hong Kong

 

Moon-cakes are traditionally eaten during the festival, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooncakes  .

Filipino chef, Angelito Araneta Jr., displays a 24-carat gold-covered mooncake garnished with .10-carat artificial diamonds at Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila on Wednesday. This mooncake is worth $1,830.

 

3) Summer continues to hold on here in Southeast Connecticut.  The trees are still green, but in some parts of New England they are taking on the beautiful golden hues of fall.

Fall foliage mixes with frost in White Mountain National Forest in Twin Mountain, N.H.

 

Adirondack Mountains, Catskills, New York.

 

How is Fall beginning in your neck of the woods?  Are the leaves on the trees starting to put on their spectacular Fall show?

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