Autumn Is On Its Way

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In the perfect conditions, we have mushrooms growing in Texas.

Autumn

A season of falling leaves
And hibernation trees
Of gathering and hoarding
Of frosty, sparkling, misty morning.

A season for crunching and munching
For chestnut roasting
And crumpet toasting
For bonfire flames dancing
In the midnight air.

A season for listening
To racing winds whistling
Through sleepy undressed branches
And for children chasing the host
Of whistling, twirling fallen leaves.

Author: unknown

The Garden Fairies Prepare For Autumn

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The Fairies come home earlier, every night.

The fairies “asked” me to clean up the rest of the Spring/Summer plants to make more room for the Autumn/Winter Season , in the greenhouse. After plucking the peppers and some old annual herbs, I refilled one of the beds with some soil and planted Blue Sage and Thai Basil. Sara agreed with putting the plants in the greenhouse, so they can last longer in the cooler season. We’ve also noticed, the light in the fairy house turns on sooner, every evening. The nights definitely become longer, again. And the fairies come home from their work earlier. 😉

The Full Harvest Moon On Friday 13th

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The Full Harvest Moon shortly after moon rise. (09-13-2019)

The Full Moon on a Friday 13th is a rare occurrence. The last time, we had a Full Moon on a Friday 13th, was back in October 2000. The next time will take even longer, almost 30 years, in August 2049. Today’s Full Moon is also an apogee Moon with a distance of 252,511 miles (406,377 km). This is called a “Micromoon” and looks approximately 14% smaller than a “Supermoon”. The illuminated area also appears about 30% smaller, so it might look less bright in tonight’s sky. The next Full Micromoon will occur on October 1st, 2020, and then on Halloween 2020.