Beautiful Autumn

Beautiful Autumn

The word ‘autumn’ comes from an ancient Etruscan root word, ‘autu’, which suggests the passing of the year. The other popular word for the season, ‘fall’, is perhaps used more frequently than autumn in the U.S. The most significant part of autumn is the turning of the leaves, when the days grow shorter and colder. Many people visit New England and Canada just to enjoy the spectacular show of gold, orange and red leaves. In fact, it’s a multi-billion dollar tourist industry and well-worth every penny for the sightseers.

Beautiful Autumn Videos: This 4-minute CBS Sunday Morning video showcases Jeff Foliage and his love of photographing the fall colors. To see more of Jeff’s beautiful photos, go here. This 3-minute video features gorgeous drone footage of  beautiful autumn landscapes.

FunFacts about Beautiful Autumn: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Autumn, also known as fall in North American English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably. One of its main features in temperate climates is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. (Source)
  • In North America, autumn traditionally starts with the September equinox (21 to 24 September) and ends with the winter solstice (21 or 22 December).
  • In Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, autumn officially begins on 1 March and ends on 31 May.
  • The word autumn comes from the ancient Etruscan root autu- and suggests the passing of the year.
  • Before the 16th century, the word ‘harvest’ was used for this time of year.
  • In Western cultures, autumn is often represented by healthy-looking females adorned with fruits, vegetables and grains that ripen at this time.
  • In North America, the foods most commonly associated with autumn are pumpkins and apples.
  • Autumn is also associated with Halloween which was influenced by Samhain, a Celtic autumn festival.
  • Eastern Canada and New England are famous for their autumnal foliage which is a major tourist attraction that brings billions of dollars to each region annually.
  • Since 1997 in the U.S., ‘Autumn’ has been in the top 100 lists for girls’ names.
  • Persians celebrate the beginning of autumn as Mehregan to honor Mithra (Mehr).

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October Winners: Sheryl P., April M.!!!

September Winners: Christine M., BN, Linda K., Lynn G.!

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To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about Beautiful Autumn. Do you get to enjoy the turn of the seasons where you live? Which photo did you like best?

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