Autumn is interchangeably known as fall in the US and Canada and is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools.
Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season, as it is common in other West Germanic languages to this day (cf. Dutch herfst, German Herbst and Scots hairst). However, as more people gradually moved from working the land to living in towns (especially those who could read and write, the only people whose use of language we now know), the word harvest lost its reference to the time of year and came to refer only to the actual activity of reaping, and autumn, as well as fall, began to replace it as a reference to the season
One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees as they pave way for further growth. The leaves on the ground make a fun playground for little ones to throw leaves and make all sorts of cards and decorations with the leaves.
So what is in season in Autumn?
|Pumpkin, wee gems|