Autumn Colors Paint Yosemite Valley Photo by Keith Walklet
Falling for Yosemite
by Barbara L. Steinberg©
For most of us, Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer. Vacations are over. Kids are back in school. The final firework display at the California State Fair has faded away. It’s the last bonafide summer holiday weekend and, from this point forward it’s a slow, steady slide into the New Year.
The Fall Equinox occurs around September 23rd each year. The sun crosses the celestial equator, from north to south, heralding the end of summer marking the official start of autumn. Professed or scientific – it’s autumn! Days are getting shorter; shadows are longer; nights are cooler; and you can feel the change in the air. It’s inspirational! It’s also one of the best and most inspired times of year to visit Yosemite National Park!