Today, as this year’s Daylight Savings Time ended, we turned our clocks back one hour. As a result, our mornings will be a little lighter, and our evenings will be slightly longer. When fall settles in and winter approaches, some people complain of a recognized condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Whether or not your mood is affected by diminishing daylight, you can lift your spirits by making the time to get out into the sunlight and enjoy the natural beauty of fall and winter.
Every year, peak color time varies, according to weather conditions.
Right now, southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are ablaze with fall color. Most of the more northerly states have already peaked, but south of us in Virginia, Tennessee and the Carolinas are still working on their fall display.
In and around the Philadelphia region, despite recent strong winds, some stunning examples of how fall can bring a glow to the landscape are still abundant. Leaves of vivid orange, gold, yellow, red, burgundy and purple adorn roadsides, highway exit ramps, country lanes, city streets and mansion grounds. Luminous leaves cover trees, vines and shrubs.
Take a walk around your neighborhood, visit your local park or make a trip to an arboretum. Now is the time to enjoy nature’s most colorful time until next spring. Now that the evenings are lengthening, make the effort to get your daily dose of mood boosting sunlight. Let the colors change your mood to bright.