Daddy Steve: While perusing the calendar, the boys discovered that the autumnal equinox takes place this coming Monday...
Frank: What the heck is an 'eek-wee-knocks' anyway?
Patrick: It's one of two times during the year when the hours of daylight and of darkness are equal. The autumnal equinox marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.
Duncan: Yeah, and then the daylight gets shorter, and the darkness gets longer, and it gets cold with nothing but snow and ice everywhere.
Ravi: Gosh, you're a cheerful soul.
Indeed, outside there are already signs of autumn's approach. The leaves on the maple tree are beginning to turn color and fall to the ground.
For her part, Holly Belle is taking the change of seasons in stride.
Holly Belle: Now we can start wearing our fall fashions!