It’s the fall equinox, a balancing act, when both night and day are of equal length.
But from here the balance continues to shift, the nights growing longer, the days growing shorter. At least, for those of us north of the equator. If you’re in the southern hemisphere, your mileage may vary.
Other changes are coming as well. It will be important to use our days wisely and prepare. One door will open, another close.
Meanwhile, outside, the praying mantis awaits. This guy was about as long as my index finger.