Ah, fall! The days are most noticeably getting shorter. I am a lark by nature (or because I live with cats who march to their own circadian rhythms), so I tend to rise a bit before the sun. Back in June, during our longest days, sunrise was at 5:18 although light was flooding the skies long before the sun popped over the horizon. These days we’re looking at sunrise around 6:45. On the other end evening wasn’t falling until nearly 9 p.m. Now sunset is at 7:02 p.m. That’s a lot of daylight to lose. The nights are getting cooler which makes for great sleeping weather. And some precocious trees are already strutting their stuff and showing off their splendid colors. The crickets (the fall variety that predict the coming of the first frost) started singing on or about August 28th. That means – according to weather lore, that we were six weeks from the first frost. If I’m counting correctly, that would be about October 2nd. One final indicator that fall is rapidly arriving is the influx of new books. The book titles from the fall publishing lists have started to arrive. And what excellent time. With fewer daylight hours to spend outdoors, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Below you will find some of the titles which recently arrived at the library. Enjoy!
Renovation update: The cabinets arrived today (Monday) and are being installed even as I type. The room already looks more spacious and welcoming. Flooring will go in after the cabinetry is installed. Suddenly things are moving very quickly! Stop by and take a peek.