There is only one week of summer remaining. Labour Day may have unofficially marked the arrival of Autumn, but the Fall Equinox begins on September 22nd.
Daylight hours continue to shorten, skies continue to darken, and outdoor temperatures continue to plummet. Sweaters, long pants, and warm fuzzy hats become more necessary for enduring the impending cold. Autumn also proclaims the return of bountiful harvests, cozy blankets, hot apple cider, fresh pumpkin pie, crackling embers aglow in wood burning fireplaces, and quiet time for introspection. Wikihow offers more ways to celebrate the Autumn season.
The most remarkable Autumn phenomenon occurs to the deciduous trees in North America. The green leaves change to reds, yellows, and golds in a natural colourful array. SUNY-ESF offers a good explanation for the changing colours.
The places to witness the changing leaf colours include:
- The Ontario Parks website that monitors the changing leaf colours in their Fall Colour Report,
- Jane McLean's About Travel article on, The Best Places to View Fall Colours in Toronto; and
- Jane McLean's article on, The Best Places to View Fall Colours in Canada.
For more scenic places to travel in Ontario, have a look at the following guidebooks:
If you would like to add some haut goût to your Fall reading, try these historical titles from various disciplines. Some topics below may agree with your taste:
Enjoy the changing fall colours and the many notable rituals, events, and celebrations pertaining to the Autumn season before the snow dusts the ground.