Tag Archives: seasons

Some Thoughts About Harmony

As I sat on the porch step very early this morning waiting for Orange the cat to arrive, I savored the breezy chill of the air. There’s just something about autumn that is mellowing to my spirit. It’s not necessarily … Continue reading

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September Equinox

Most likely you are reading this sentence after the moment of the September Equinox occurred–unless you’re one of my early readers. 07:50 UTC or 2:50 AM CDT is/was the exact time for the global event today. Equinoxes are the biannual … Continue reading

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Equinoxes 2019

While waiting for a traffic signal to switch to green yesterday, I glanced at the SUV immediately ahead of my car. The word “Equinox” was on the endgate. I thought to myself, “Now there’s a little truck that’s relevant twice … Continue reading

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Summertime

This morning, a glance at the calendar verified that today is the First Day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s also when a verse from George Gershwin’s “Summertime” started repeating in my head. “Summertime, And the livin’ is easy … Continue reading

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Happy Equinox Again

As we speedily spiral our way across the Universe, we have once again arrived at a biannual equinox. As we learned in grade school science class, this occurs because our home planet rotates on a tilted axis so the surface … Continue reading

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It’s Winter Up North

Today is the December Solstice. South of the Equator it is the Summer Solstice and North of the Equator it is the Winter Solstice. In many cultures, this is officially the time we are told to begin observing the two … Continue reading

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At Aphelion

Of all the astronomical terms for our seasonal events, solstice and equinox are hands-down the most familiar and popular. Meantime perihelion and aphelion are much less familiar to us and are rarely the subjects for casual conversation. This is probably … Continue reading

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