photo taken up in the mountains today in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Sept 24, 2011
I came across this quote this week. I found it profound.
"For our day, (the last days), the Autumnal Equinox is very significant. The Spring Equinox is associated with life, birth, beginnings, restoration and newness. The Autumnal Equinox is associated with death, closing, judgment and endings. We live on the cusp of the end times. Though there remain a great many things to be done, our era is the time when history is about to close out.
Observing the Vernal, Autumnal and Solstices was something done from ancient times, in ceremony and in ritual. Whole cities were built aligned to the cardinal directions of the compass and the lights of heaven. The lights of heaven were given to us first as "signs" and secondly as "seasons." Don't let them pass by unnoticed. Otherwise you note less than even the plants and the animals whose life cycles and behavior acknowledge the passing of such events."