Fall is in the air in Colorado! I love Fall. It’s my favorite season. The days are cooler, the air is brisker and the leaves start to turn a beautiful gold & red color. The Aspen trees are the most colorful in Colorado. You normally have to drive up to the foothills to be able to see the change in season, but it’s a great time to go leaf peeping!
I love decorating for all of the seasons, but Fall is, by far, my most favorite season. It’s long and I love using the fall colors to enhance my normal every day look at home. I pick up decorating things up all year long when they are on sale. Then when I get everything out to start decorating, usually at the end of August, it’s like Christmas for me. I never remember what I really have until I get into the box and then I’m so excited to put it all out. I never decorate the same when I’m changing the decor out for the seasons, I like to switch it up and add new pieces or move things around a bit.
Since the Fall Equinox is just around the corner, I thought I’d share how I decorated this year for Fall. The Fall Equinox is on 9/22/18 at 9:56 pm. Equinox literally means “equal night.” And during the equinox, most places on Earth will see approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. Not every place will see exactly 12 hours of daylight though. Some places, like Alaska, may see slightly more than 12 hours of daylight on Saturday.
As the days grow shorter, green leafy trees will start to signal that it’s time for the leaves to change colors. The trees actually stop producing chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for the leaves’ color and photosynthesis. According to the U.S. National Arboretum, because the color change is more dependent on light than temperature, it takes place at basically the same time year after year. Just a couple of fall equinox facts for you!
Here are a few more photos of my fall decor. I’d love to hear how you decorate for Fall or what some of your Fall traditions are for your family. I’m sure next Fall, once our twins are here, we will be starting new family traditions of our own to celebrate the seasons. I’ll share those traditions as we come up with them. We are so excited to start our own family traditions, like going to pumpkin patches and drinking hot cider on a cool fall evening!