It’s the Autumnal Equinox. I would not have known that term if I didn’t live in the house with a seven year old who is completely taken with calendars and remembers dates as if they were popular radio tunes. It’s also my sister-in-law’s birthday (Happy Bday, Brooke!) which I would remember because people are my thing. . . not dates and times.
Anyway, it’s the Autumnal Equinox. The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” Today is the day where there is exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. See, “because Earth doesn’t orbit upright, but is instead tilted on its axis by 23-and-a-half degrees, Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres trade places in receiving the sun’s light and warmth most directly. We have an equinox twice a year – spring and fall – when the tilt of the Earth’s axis and Earth’s orbit around the sun combine in such a way that the axis is inclined neither away from nor toward the sun.”(earthsky.org)
That’s all fancy talk for “it’s the first day of Fall, Ya’ll!”
That meant a visit to my “I Like Autumn” Pinterest board to see what would be up next on my to do list. (I try to keep things real and DO the stuff I pin or the site seems more like a temptress than a tool.) One of the things I found was this Fall Fun board. Look familiar? It worked so well for us this summer, I thought it would be fun to have a fall list too. I couldn’t get the printable to download because my computer administrator (Honey) has security set in such a fashion that the site was blocked, SO I figured I would just make my own!!!
You have to print them both as 12×18 prints and then put them in a 12×36 frame (found at Michael’s and VERY affordable with weekly coupons). Then you can just write on the glass with a sharpie and wash it off later with Windex and a rag!