“The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere.”
“The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus, meaning equal and nox, meaning night.” Today – equal hours of light and dark? – probably not, at least not here.
“Another definition of fall is “nights of below-freezing temperatures combined with days of temperatures below 70 degrees Fahrenheit.”
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Wheeze, snicker, giggle!
It’s going to be nearly 90° today. When I went out to do some yard work this morning at 8AM, it was already really hot and humid. After an hour or so, I came in dripping wet.
Fall in southeast Texas looks like this –
Nary a colorful leaf in sight.
Of course, we never have really colorful leaves – well, the Tallow Trees do turn a pretty color but everything else just turns brown and drops off.
Of course the good thing is, I still have lots of flowers blooming.
The Firespike has been blooming for a while. It is a tropical native and does well in here. A freeze or frost is likely to kill all above ground but, it should come back in the spring. An extended freeze would probably kill the entire plant above and below.
The Coral Vine is still in full bloom and covered with bees. Of course, this plant is 9/10th‘s weed. It might freeze during a cold winter but, never fear, it will come back. It grows anywhere, in any soil. It was here when I bought the house and always gets lots of “oooh’s and aaah’s” but it’s very invasive and very difficult to get rid of.
The Pink Turks Cap is still blooming (actually, I bought this plant because of the name, Pam’s Pink). Turks Cap is considered a TX Superstar. It grows well, is drought tolerant, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, blooms well, likes sun or shade and is root hardy here.
I hope someone out there is going to experience fall today because it surely isn’t us.
On another totally unrelated topic –
This morning I walked into the bathroom to this
I read recently the big cats (lions, tigers and such) also like to play with rolls of toilet paper. It did not make me feel better. And, the only reason I haven’t popped his fuzzy little head off, is this –
23 Sep 2019