The changing seasons
It’s hot and sunny now, but when I took my tot to preschool this morning it was sweater-cool, and clouds scuttled overhead. It was kind of comforting, actually, since I’ve spent the last three years in the Midwest and gotten used to seasonal changes throughout the year. It reminded me that even in California, summer isn’t endless.
The autumnal equinox is Wednesday, and you can celebrate it with a Sunset Walk at the Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy down in Mission Viejo. I have to admit that I’m intrigued by the opportunity to “enjoy the California fall landscape as it has been for thousands of years.”
If you prefer moonlight to sunlight, there is a Harvest Moon Walk at the Newport Beach Environmental Nature Center. The event isn’t listed on the website, but the crucial info (snagged from the OC Family website):
MOON WALK: Experience the harvest moon at 7 p.m. during a Moon Walk at the Environmental Nature Center. Warm drinks and snacks are served. Call for reservations. Admission: $2. Address: 1601 Sixteenth St., Newport Beach. Information: 949.645.8489.
If my kids can stand it, I may drag them to both events!