Falling for Fall

Fall is my favourite season by a mile. In addition to much appreciated cooler temperatures, this change in season brings colour and new holidays, and in respect to the farm, a bit of a slow in pace.

Because I love Fall so darn much, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at this time of year. I came across some facts about Fall I wasn’t aware of, so maybe they’ll be of interest to you, too.

  • In North America, we refer to this time of year as Fall, whereas the British refer to as Autumn
  • In a historical context, Fall was known as harvest due to the harvest moon that takes place around the time of the Autumn equinox
  • We experience a change in weather and scenery during Fall because of the Earth’s tilt
  • Pumpkin spice itself is not affiliated with literal pumpkins. Rather, it’s a combination of spices used to make pumpkin pie, and it typically contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves
  • The change in the colour of leaves is a result of the level of sugars in leaves. “The more red in the leaf, the more sugar that leaf is storing. That is why Maple trees are so vibrant. Evergreens don’t change because their leaves have a thick wax covering that protects the chlorophyl (green) in the leaves,” the article linked above explains
  • We tend to have higher levels of testosterone in the cooler months, and more relationships occur during Fall than any other season.
  • The concept of Halloween costumes stems from people during ancient times wearing them to conceal themselves from ghosts
  • Birds migrate throughout most of the Fall season
  • According to statistics, babies born in the Fall months are better students and live a longer life.

Now you have reasoning to love this season even more.

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