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Monday, September 25, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

This is the first week of fall, and to get into the spirit of the new season, here are a few fun fall facts.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane."

HINT: (1874-1963) was an American poet highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech who frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Why is the season called "Fall"? What happens in the natural world during this season? The leaves on many trees die and fall to the ground. About five hundred (500) years ago, when Middle English was spoken, expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year" were quite common, and the season name "Fall" comes from them.

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Leaves require sunlight, water, chlorophyll and carbon dioxide to make food for themselves.

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When the leaves turn colors in the fall, they actually are returning to their normal colors. During the summer months, the chlorophyll present in the leaves causes the leaves to turn green, blocking the leaves' actual colors.

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Once the leaves have turned brown, they are dead and no longer receive any nutrients.

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The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator - the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth's Equator - from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year.

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The day have actually been getting shorter since after the Summer Solstice. We will lose almost 3 minutes of daylight each day until the Winter Solstice.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane."

ANSWER: Robert Frost

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