Sunday, September 1, 2013

Welcome September!

"The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.
"-   John Updike, September

I hope you have been having a blessed Sunday as well as a relaxing Labor Day Weekend!

My husband is on-duty on Labor Day (no rest for the weary in some occupations!) and so it will be a quiet Monday at home with my three kiddos.

For me, September 1st always welcomes Fall even if the Autumnal Equinox is still a few weeks away.  I get so eager to get out my Fall decorations and this year is no exception.  Maybe because we had such a mild summer...and now a heat wave...which I'm ready to say farewell to!

I couldn't resist purchasing chrysanthemums for the front porch.  
Mary Catherine picked the color.  
Beauty in a pot.


  1. So pretty they are!
    I too am ready to say
    bye bye to the heat.

    Enjoy your day with the kids,
    Mr.Ken and I are off on a road
    trip in the am to Powell Gardens.


  2. Perfect post with perfect pictures to welcome September, Val! Enjoy your quiet day tomorrow. We are doing the same...a quiet day at home. I hope it cools off soon! : )

  3. I agree with Billie Jo! Gosh! I can't get my fall on since we have been hovering around 105 degrees for the past week. We actually had a "little" bit of rain last night. I forgot what rain sounds like hitting the rooftop while lying in bed. Ha ha. Enjoy your quiet weekend!


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