For those in the Northern Hemisphere (or the Southern Hemisphere, offset by 6 months), why does Fall feel the way it does?
Who has fallen???Loren Booda said:For those in the Northern Hemisphere (or the Southern Hemisphere, offset by 6 months), why does Fall feel the way it does?
How exactly does fall feel?Loren Booda said:For those in the Northern Hemisphere (or the Southern Hemisphere, offset by 6 months), why does Fall feel the way it does?
Very true. When it gets that cold I gotta break out some of my sweaters and jackets. At least the water temperature is cooling down slightly so I wont get smacked by another hurricane.Zantra said:I know.. brrr it gets cold. May even drop down into the FIFTIES for a brief period of time at night *shivers*
That's very interesting.Evo said:I get "frisky" in the Fall. :tongue2: It's my favorite season.
Well, my lawn is still green and growing and the leaves are already falling (darned cicadas aerated the soil, and we got a lot of rain, so the lawn has been far too healthy this summer!) No break between the lawn mowing and leaf-raking for me. At least we don't get too much snow here, so shovelling snow is a much less frequent task. But I prefer lawn-mowing to leaf raking. At least the lawn-mowing is done in warm weather. Nothing worse than damp, chilly days of raking up wet leaves.Loren Booda said:My Fall nemesis: raking leaves! I guess I'm old-fashioned - no blower.
It's equivalent to mowing the lawn twice a week for a month. :grumpy: I try to look at it as exercise. Freezing rain I don't need.
I think I know what you are talking about Loren, because I can also 'feel' Fall. I think it has a lot to do with the position of the sun and the shadows that they cast and the interaction of the suns rays with the atmospheric conditions. After a hot summer, vegetation is beginning to brown and die back. The ground has dried and is somewhat parched and there is less humidity in the air. Where we live, people being burning yard debris and firing up their woodstoves on cooler nights, so I can frequently smell wood smoke in the air. All of these things together give the air an almost surreal quality... It reminds me of the way artists flock to the Santa Barbara, California area or the south of France because of the 'quality of the light' in these places. I also think (for me, anyway) that it makes me think of the cycle of life and the way everything dies or goes dormant, only to be renewed in the spring with the return of the sun to our hemisphere. I love Fall.Loren Booda said:
And you can't sleep the night before they come. And when the morning does come you get up in the wee hours of the morning to see what happend.Monique said:As a kid you'd be anticipating the arrival of Sinterklaas and Santa Claus nostalgia.
Ooooh, all great things!Monique said:I like fall too, when you notice the days getting shorter.. watchin a movie and snuggling up under a blanket on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate topped with a generous amount of whipped cream
As a kid you'd be anticipating the arrival of Sinterklaas and Santa Claus nostalgia.
Tsunami said:(winter sucks :yuck: , spring is WONDERFUL and summer is SKI TIME!!! :rofl: but Fall is special. )
Okay, now I get it...the members of the sisterhood each get a season. Tsunami, as the oldest, presides over all 4 seasons. Evo has Fall. My favorite is Summer!! MIH and Recon have to choose between Winter and Spring.Evo said:For me Fall has such a great feeling.