A new day and new week also mark a new season. Monday, September 23, 2019, is officially the first day of fall.

It's the Fall/Autumn Equinox also meaning summer is over and the days are getting shorter and shorter. In the southern part of Michigan, according to the US National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, we are losing about 3 minutes of sunlight per day.

The equinox means that we have an equal amount of daylight & darkness today, 12 hours each. However, in Grand Rapids, we'll have just a few extra minutes to enjoy the sun. Our day is expected to last 12 hours and 6 minutes. Unfortunately, by Winter Solstice (12/22), we'll be down to about only 9-hour days. How depressing.

On the bright side, Fall means sweater weather, apple orchards and cider mills, pumpkins, pretty leaves & cuddle buddy season. And plenty of likes on Instagram, obvi #basic.