autumn

The nineteenth-century English poet John Keats famously described autumn as the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness / close bosom-friend of the maturing sun”-- a welcomed time of harvest beneath golden afternoon light. Autumn customarily heralds the appearance of falling leaves, ripe pumpkins, and wool sweaters. But also, it occasions an elusive apparition in the nighttime sky, a celestial ghost showing up for Halloween— the Gegenschein.

Daniel V. Schroeder

It’s that time of year again… Watching the leaves change color with cooling temperatures, warm apple cider, a pumpkin patch, light seems to slip away sooner.  What marks the fall season for you?

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Both the leaves and I are moved by unseen forces - naturally.

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday 10/21/12

This episode of The Mystic's Almanac is a repeat that was originally aired in October of 2008. No description is available.