otoño 16 Autumn Equinox: Explosion of color and beauty

We are back in the fall! The autumnus of romans: the time of “change or mutation and increase or fullness of the year”, presided over by the god Vertumno, protector of vegetation, trees with fruit and crops.

Expected and admired by forest lovers, long reflective walks or romantic photography, autumn does not leave indifferent to those who do not see only through the eyes … Its ubiquitous chromatic palette is unsurpassed and inspiring for artists and lay people with Restless souls

In a more prosaic plane it is linked to the concepts of perihelion (When the Earth is closer to the Sun, in early January) and afelion (The opposite case, at the beginning of July for our planet), as well as questions of terrestrial insolation (depending, in turn, on the inclination of the planet, its translation around our star and latitude). Thus autumn takes place at one of the two moments of the year in which the Sun is situated in the plane of the celestial equator: that is, when the two terrestrial poles are at the same distance from the Sun, the light projecting equally In both hemispheres. This phenomenon (known as “equinox”, from the Latin aequinoctium – aequus nocte, “equal night”) occurs twice a year, coinciding with 20-21 March (spring) and 22-23 September (autumn) in The northern hemisphere. In this way, its etymology would refer to a fact as “simple” as it is obvious: it is one of the times of the year in which day and night have the same duration, since neither pole is inclined in an ostensible way Towards the Astro King. This season is characterized by the fall of leaves of deciduous trees, a phenomenon that will precede their nakedness during the winter solstice but which, as every year and with the blessing of the goddesses Persephone and Flora, will be continued by renewing its foliage And splendor in spring, the other great season for the inspiration of poets and painters.

On a symbolic level, autumn represents maturity and fullness, as a prelude to the decline that, allegorically, will incarnate the winter. It is also associated with notions of transformation, change and evolution, as well as the abundance of fruit derived from the harvesting of the crops, thus honoring the gods for their generosity. Likewise, it is associated with pagan rites and traditions of transit (druidic) from time immemorial, whose vestiges reach current festivals like All Saints’ Day or Halloween.

It is, therefore, a very special season-magical and spiritual, I would say-for some, among whom I am. A season of excellence also for mushroom lovers! Autumn … Nature slows down its pace and prepares transit to the silent lethargy of winter. A time of stillness, soft and fragile beauty is inaugurated, adorned by dry noises and golden leaves that fly to the wind.

Autumn: melancholy for some and inspiring, fragrant and vital for others …

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