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Autumn

One of the four temperate seasons, autumn marks the transition from summer into winter.

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A Quick Tip by MelissaAq

  • Oct 1, 2009
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Since moving to L.A. the only thing I've missed was East Coast autumn! What a great time or year.
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review by . September 17, 2009
Autumn 1
Ah! autumn in New England.  There is nothing quite like it.  Ever since I was a little kid it has been my favorite time of the year.  People from all over the country flock to New England during October to catch a glimpse of nature's splendor.  I for one never take it for granted and still marvel at the vast array of color on display around here each Fall.  I also enjoy the cool Fall temperatures and all of the varied activities that go with …
Quick Tip by . September 27, 2009
I love autumn because I LOVE Halloween. Cool & windy leaves at night blowing around reminds of trick or treating as a kid!
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2009
my favorite season! yay for harvest time : )
Quick Tip by . September 22, 2009
Hello, autumn! Is summer really over? Looking forward to the cool Cali weather and pretty, warm-toned, fallen leaves.
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Born and raised in NJ, relocated to Boston, MA to study at Emerson College, transplanted to Hollywood, CA to get my career started on the fairer coast.      I love hiking, eating new … more
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The word autumn comes from the Old French word autompne (automne in modern French), and was later normalized to the original Latin word autumnus. There are rare examples of its use as early as the 12th century, but it became common by the 16th century.

Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season. However, as more people gradually moved from working the land to living in towns (especially those who could read and write, the only people whose use of language we now know), the word harvest lost its reference to the time of year and came to refer only to the actual activity of reaping, and fall, as well as autumn, began to replace it as a reference to the season.

The alternative word fall is now mostly a North American English word for the season. It traces its origins to old Germanic languages. The exact derivation is unclear, the Old English fiæll or feallan and the Old Norse fall all being possible candidates. However, these words all have the meaning "to fall from a height" and are clearly derived either from a common root or from each other. The term came to denote the season in the 16th century, a contraction of Middle English expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year".

During the 20th century, English immigration to the colonies in North America was at its lowest point, and the new settlers took their language with them. While the term fall gradually became obsolescent in Britain, ...

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