First Day of Autumn: Autumn Equinox

Today, Google celebrates the first day of autumn (the autumn equinox) with a Google Doodle.

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The animated Doodle shows the progression of the trees displaying the colours characteristic of a northern autumn

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to bare limbs that indicate the coming of winter:

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Then, as Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792 – 1822,

whose literary career was marked with controversy due to his views on religion, atheism, socialism, and free love,

says,

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

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