Falling for Autumn Ornamentation

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the first day of Fall 2012 does not officially start until September 22nd, but I usually like to get out my Autumn decorations the week after Labor Day just because the I love the harvest colors of red, orange, yellow, brown and green associated with Autumn.

How are the "official" days of the season determined?   The first day of fall, also called the autumnal equinox, is when the Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward making it rise exactly due east and set exactly due west.  That makes both our days and nights here in the Northern Hemisphere exactly 12 hours long each!

So now that you've had your astronomy lesson for the day, let's look at some trendy Autumn colored decor to spruce up your homestead for the occasion!  Tommy Bahama hit the nail on the head with their Orange Cay collection:

Tommy Bahama Orange Cay

Tommy Bahama Orange Cay Shower Curtain

Tommy Bahama Orange Cay Quilt

Happy Indian Summer!

Kim Pehle