Thursday, September 9, 2021

Call To Action - When Is It "Officially" Autumn?

And by "officially" I mean, "officially at your house", :).  This year I put out all my autumn decorations (which are not many anymore), on August 31 so that the apartment would be decorated on the first day of September.  But in my mind, it's not really "AUTUMN" until Labor Day has come and gone.

I measure summer by two distinct book-ends and patriotic holidays, Memorial Day and Labor Day, with the 4th of July being the height of the season. So Autumn, in my mind anyway, officially begins the day after Labor Day.  Of course it doesn't truly begin until the Autumn Equinox, which is one of my favorite days of the year!  I'm going to be working out my plans for celebrating this weekend, and by that I really mean just reviewing what we always do!  But since things look a little different these days with my husband across the country and my daughter working full time, some of the celebrations I will most likely be doing alone. I'm fine with that, but it is something I need to factor in my planning.

So what about you? Is it "officially" Autumn in your home? Do you decorate for the season, and have you put your decorations out yet?  What are some special traditions (if any) that you have this time of year? I'd love to hear from you!


Patti said...

Summer is my least favorite season, so I am always ready to say goodbye to it and to welcome fall. And to my mind September is a fall season, which means I decorate for fall on September 1st. Yes, the days are still hot here (Boise, Idaho), but I still consider it fall. One of my favorite things about fall is the earlier darkness. I love cozy evenings indoors!!

I really love your blog! Am so glad I discovered it.

Patti @ Leaving a Legacy

Kimberly Lottman said...

Oh, Patti, you are a girl after my own heart! I grew up in Texas, so summer is my least favorite season, too! The only reason I look forward to summer is because autumn is right on its heels! I didn't even experience a true autumn until I moved to Virginia, and now autumn and winter are my favorites! Like you, I do like the cozy evenings indoors, but I Ihave to say that is probably the ONLY think I like about summer, because they days are longer and there are a lot of free outdoor activities where we live, at least, there usually is, but Covid put a bit of damper on that the past two years. I'm so glad you found my blog, as well! Thanks for commenting!