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Autumnal Equinox

You can watch the arrival of the equinox at Archæoastronomy. It takes place at 11:03PM CDT tonight.

It’s time to man the rakes in northern climes.


1 Karen { 09.22.06 at 8:00 am }

I’ve got enough rakes…but barely enough leaves from these twigs planted in my yard to even make a decent pile-o-leaves.

And what with the WIND on this Windy Prairie – most of them blow away before I need to get to raking. Lucky ME!


2 andante { 09.22.06 at 1:20 pm }

I keep telling myself fallen leaves are GOOD for the grass, which explains why I have such a crappy lawn.

3 Bryan { 09.22.06 at 3:45 pm }

The trees hold the water and the soil in place, I hope you get some worthy of raking soon, Karen.

These days I would just put the mulch plate on the mower. All we ever did with leaves in New York was to cover the flower beds for the winter, Andante. They do make excellent compost.

4 Anya { 09.22.06 at 7:09 pm }

One of the advantages of living in a people-hutch: someone else mows the lawn and rakes the leaves.

…And, repairs the plumbing. 😀

5 Bryan { 09.22.06 at 7:52 pm }

I remember my carefree days in Rochester, NY and San Diego when it was someone else’s problem, but it wasn’t as cheap as living on the Gulf Coast when there are no hurricanes.

6 jillian { 09.23.06 at 11:35 am }

Don’t think I’ll be seeing anything outdoors tonight. The air is supposed to be “thick and chewy” today from the ash and smoke from the Day Fire

7 Bryan { 09.23.06 at 12:56 pm }

One of the prices you pay for living on the Left Coast, Jillian. Stay safe and watch the wind direction – it’s time for the Santa Anas.