Summer is NOW Officially Over


Since Labor Day people have been saying “Summer is officially over”. This is not accurate. While labor day marks the unofficial end of Summer, it is not the official end of Summer. The start of Autumn or “Fall” as it is commonly referred to in the United States and Canada, is  when summer is officially over.

The season officially begins at 4:44 p.m. eastern daylight time during the autumnal equinox, which is today. The autumnal equinox is when the sun crosses directly over the Earth’s equator. When this happens day and night are about equal in length. Fall lasts three months until the beginning of Winter on December 21.

I like Summer a lot, but this Summer has not been very “summery” for me. Work has been especially awful and I have had little time or energy for anything else.   I have not had time to enjoy summer this year.  I hope the change of season will trigger other changes as well. While I don’t like the idea of shorter days, I like many other things about Fall and I am ready for THIS Summer to be over.

Some of the things I enjoy about Fall are cooler nights, pumpkin, apples,  soup, pumpkin, chili,  college football, red and orange sunsets, pumpkin, the smell of fireplaces, the World Series, stews, pumpkin, Fall colors and most of all, I LOVE HALLOWEEN! 


And so I say farewell to you summer. Welcome  fall. I have big plans for you!

Find Your Own Balance – Terri


  1. Mary Alvarado says:

    Hi Terri!
    We must be kindred spirits! I LOVE Fall for all the reasons you mentioned. Up here there is even more of a sense of it than I remember growing up in So. Calif. I can pretty much smell it the moment it happens. I walk out of work in the late afternoon and there it is: that not quite cold, not quite warm but brilliant sky just getting ready to go into setting. And the mornings, while not uncomfortably cold have a distinct crispness. Like a fresh red apple. Today I will be making chicken tortilla soup to celebrate!