Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Technically Summer

In NH, we are used to autumn really beginning September 1, sometimes with hints in late August. The astronomical date of the equinox is fairly irrelevant here. We also think of Thanksgiving as the dividing line between fall and winter. Yet we are aware of the technical dates of the seasons because they appear on the calendar and schoolchildren are taught to keep track of them.

Frost tonight, in summer.

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