September Stuff

(Not my photo)

Sunny days and chilly nights, Autumn is here in Beetley.

September is one of my favourite months of the year. A late summer if you are lucky; never too hot, or too humid. A breeze that refreshes, instead of feeling like a blast of hot air, and a strangely nice smell from the plant life beginning to die off.

Dark at 7:30 now, until the clocks go back at the end of October. Foggy mornings, awaiting the sunshine to burn it off, and that ‘long-evening’ feel once you are settled for the night.

Owls hooting, as you drift off to sleep. An avian lullaby.

Thinking of heartier meals too. Casseroles, warming food, cooked long and slow. Relished once the sun has gone down.

Ollie has finally stopped shedding hair, and the ‘holes’ in his fur are less noticeable as it grows back. He spends less time in the river cooling off, and more time investigating his territory. I can gauge the seasons by the habits of my furry best friend.

Acorns to collect and clear away, as well as twigs and leaves. Gutters to clear before the rains come, and more jobs to put off until next month. πŸ™‚

The blogging season gets going again, as those holidaying bloggers return to writing, or perhaps don’t bother anymore. New faces, reliable regulars, and farewell to some old friends who have called it a day.

The Christmas cards will be in the shops soon.

Then it is all over bar the shouting.

61 thoughts on “September Stuff

  1. I have always associated September with the beginning of the year, probably from years of teaching. I get renewed interest in most things, including reading and cooking. The evenings here have been quite cold, but we vow to leave the heat off until October 1. Silly New England rule.

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  2. This time of year is my favorite, too – and always, what I yearn for, no matter what other season is currently playing out in it’s own way that I may not be enchanted with or remembering it’s particular brand of beauty, just then – πŸ™‚

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  3. The thing I loved about autumn in Michigan was the rich display of color as the leaves changed. We do not get that as much out here, mostly yellow. But . . .
    Then there is the sadness of the gardening season-ending, no more fresh green beans, and the like. But also no more watering the pots πŸ™‚
    I love the crispness of the morning and late evening air. It is a good time of year. Warmest regards, Theo

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  4. Yes Pete, fall brings different colors, sounds and smells here to some degree as well – days of 75-80 with a spike to 90+ once in a while, and night that cool off too the low 60’s…when “winter” arrives here we may have some rain again and it may top out in the 60’s, but more likely 70’s all winter long…Santa surfs here – it all depends on where you live!

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  5. I received Christmas cards in the mail yesterday and it made me stop and think – what the heck month are we in anyway?!!
    We are still having too much rain and heat, but the temperature has come down a little. I don’t trust it though. Previous years we’ve gotten a cold front in October – only to go shooting back up to scalding heat a few days later!

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  6. In the words of Louis McNeice β€œSeptember has come, it is hers whose vitality leaps in the autumn”…. probably my favourite,the month, and the one I did my long car trips in back in the day

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  7. A gentle reminder of the season with a touch of sadness.
    ‘ New faces , old friends who have called it day ‘ we find it difficult to keep our thoughts to ourselves but even the art of blogging has to draw to a close.

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  8. This is the best time of the year, I totally agree. The balance between light and dark is just right (super early sunrise and late sunsets are not great for toddler sleeping). It’s not too hot or too cold. The trees are beautiful. There is no hayfever.

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  9. Ah you’ve mentioned Christmas, looking forward to it actually but we still have Nissa’s and mine’s birthdays to celebrate. I love the season when we go into “hanging amihan, just cold enough at night but warm during the day.

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