September 23, 2007: Fall began this morning at 5:51 AM EST! According to the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, “…an equinox is either of two points on the celestial sphere where the ecliptic and the celestial equator intersect. For the rest of us, it’s one of two times a year when the sun crosses the equator, and the day and night are of approximately equal length.” The autumnal equinox marks the beginning of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere.
If you are planning any trips to the north Georgia mountains this fall to check out the fall foliage, then you need to surf over the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest website. This site gives updates on the progress of fall leaf color, provides a webcam at Brasstown Bald, and has GREAT information on how/why leaves change colors. Past and current fall photo galleries are also available!
Speaking of fall photo galleries, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is sponsoring their annual fall photo gallery. You can visit this page at the http://www.ajc.com/search/content/travel/articles/photoupload_fallleaves.html . If you have any photos of fall leaves or autumn scenes in north Georgia, email them to Mrs. Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will feature them on the blog as well!
What do you like most about fall? What makes autumn special for you? Get bloggin’ and let us know!