“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus
Autumn, interchangeably known as fall in the US and Canada, is one of the four temperate seasons.
Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably.
One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees as they pave way for further growth.
Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as “mid-autumn”, others with a longer temperature lag treat it as the start of autumn.