We are sad to say it, but summer is officially over and although we’ve been met with some fresher nights recently, here at The Vintage Charm Company, we’re getting quite excited at the sight of Autumn! With crisp mornings, beautiful rusty shades of orange, brown and red on the trees and Christmas getting closer as each week passes, we’ve decided to celebrate Autumn with a nice cup of hot chocolate!
Here we’ve gathered together some interesting facts and wonder if you’ll be embracing Autumn with a smile…..and a woolly hat and scarf!
- The official start of the Autumn season in the UK this year was 22nd September
- Although we’re enjoying Autumn in the UK, not all countries have synchronised seasons. In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa the months of September, October and November are as a matter of fact their Spring season!
- On Sunday 28 October the clocks will go back, meaning we gain an hour and the nights get darker earlier. Do you have trouble remembering whether to move your clock hands forward or backwards an hour? Remember the phrase ‘spring forwards, fall backwards’ and you won’t forget!
- You may sometimes hear autumn be referred to as “fall” usually by Americans. Why do they do this? It’s quite literal really, during this season the leaves on trees die and drop to the ground. During the time of middle English, over 500 years ago, phrases such as “fall of the leaf” and “fall of the year” were often used, hence the name “fall” now.
- During Autumn you’ll notice that the leaves aren’t green anymore, but why do leaves change colour? As winter approaches, leaves make a coating which blocks their water source, and without water leaves can no longer produce chlorophyll which gives the leaves their green colouring! Science lesson for the day over.
- Small mammals start building their nests for hibernation during autumn. Did you know that Hedgehogs normally hibernate from November until around March time. Could you sleep for that long?
We hope you enjoyed our Autumn Trivia and are enjoying one of the most beautiful seasons of all. Tell us what you love about Autumn below….