Monday, September 01, 2014
FAREWELL TO SUMMER
For consistency and comparison of weather records, the Met Office nominates three month cycles, each commencing on the first of the month.
Astronomers utilise celestial events such as equinoxes and solstices with autumn occurring this year on September 22nd.
Phenology, or the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events, dictates that autumn is here when oaks and beech trees start to tint and the ripening of sloes and elderberries is evident etc.
Well, the sloes and elderberry are everywhere in the combe, so I stick with the first of September as the true start of autumn - my favourite season
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 01:54