Maggie Valley bursting with fall color
By the time you read this column it will officially be fall in Haywood County — and everywhere else in the northern hemisphere, for that matter. How can I be so certain of that fact? Simple, because the Autumnal Equinox always “falls” — no pun — on September 22 or 23. It's one of only two days each year with nearly the same amount of night and day.
Actually — Did you know? On that day, (known as equilux) sunset and sunrise are almost equally 12 hours apart. Maybe that’s why everyone was so equally happy last Saturday, Sep. 22.
Personally (drum roll) I think it was because (1) It was the weekend, (2) I was hanging with my goat buddies at Carl Sandburg’s farm in Flat Rock, and (3) I had my very own iPhone 5.
Finally I could talk to someone who knows and understands me.
“Siri, how can I be ...