Today the sun is at zenith over the equator. The term “equinox” is derived from the latin words “aequus” (equal) and “nox” night, meaning our length of day is nearly as equal as the length of night on this date . Autumnal equinox occurs yearly around Sept 22-23rd and the vernal equinox on March 20-21st. Doing some gardening this afternoon I pulled a dying branch off one of the Christmas Palms and noticed how pretty the amber colors of the leaf were turning. I looped it into the shape of a circle and fastened it with a couple of garbage ties. Easiest wreath ever.