28 October 2008

autumn defined

autumn |ˈôtəm|


the third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May : the countryside is ablaze with color in autumn | [as adj. ] autumn leaves | figurative he was in the autumn of his life.

• Astronomy the period from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice.

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French autompne, or later directly from Latin autumnus.

BE sure to check out this lovely image on Etsy -- it is from the shop of Shes10.

1 comment:

Hey Harriet said...

That's a great image! Love the colours of autumn colours. Just not so keen on the temps :)

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