Autumn is gorgeous
Autumn is a rainy season, the sky is covered with grey clouds and the weather is mostly dull, but sometimes there is a spell of sunny weather in September, which we call Indian Summer. Autumn is the harvest season. People are busy on the fields. Apples, pears and grapes get ripe in September and October.
The forest is very colorful in autumn. The ground is covered with autumn leaves. Red and yellow loaves fall on to the water. Gradually the days become shorter and shorter. The air becomes colder. The sun seldom shines. Thick mists rise from bodies of water.
Autumn starts at the autumnal equinox situated halfway between the summer solstice, the start or summer and the winter solstice, the start of winter. The period from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice has been designated the season of autumn.
The season of autumn has always played a vivid role in the life of the farmer. As the period of harvest, vintage, and fruit gathering it has left an imprint not only on day-to-day living but also on the development of folklore, mythology, and art. The season itself was often personified as a female figure bearing grapes.
In polar regions, autumn is the season of nightfall as local inhabitants prepare for the extended winter night. Indeed, the autumnal equinox at the Pole is the day when the sun falls below the horizon, not to return for six dark months.
Autumn is a time of festivity and reunion.
Squirrels are gathering their cache, scurrying from here to there. Snakes and frogs are looking for a hole for slumber. Bears and foxes seeking dens. The groundhog burrowing a little deeper and not leaving a wake-up call for February 2nd.
Caterpillars feasting on the last of the summer bounty before drifting into a transforming beauty sleep.
Autumn color leaves: a spectrum of shades between the green shades of summer and the dull browns of winter. Red maples, yellow birch, scarlet sycamores, aspen golds.