“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower” - Albert Camus
Today is the Equinox – Vernal in the Northern Hemisphere, Autumnal in the Southern. Officially, on an astronomical basis, tomorrow is the first day of Spring in the North and the first day of Autumn in the South.
An equinox occurs twice a year (around 20 March and 22 September), when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the centre of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth’s equator. The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name “equinox” is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day have approximately equal length.
“…My love loves so much
All the bright hues of autumn
The big cool drops of rain.
The scent of wet earth,
The ripe berries
The taste of sweet young wine…”