Just Life

Hello September.

…it’s very good to see you. My friend Honore says this is her favorite month, and now that I’m past all the drama and stress that accompanies “back to school”, I think it could be mine, too. I do love the promise of cooler temperatures, knitting with wool, red wine (especially on the porch), not worrying quite so much about pedicures (or frizzy hair) and most of all, fresh starts.
(these are the roses in our front yard… in the spirit of embracing a new season, I’m seeing the beauty in the faded blooms. and in the afterlight app that made sunshine where we had none today!)
I was surprised, when I looked back at my blog archives, to see that I’ve not written a Hello September post before. Hello Fall, yes, but specifically September, no. So starting this month, I’m going to make it a habit to welcome each month. In addition to that short list above, here are a few more things I’m looking forward to this month: 

Becoming a grandmother (the baby is due next Thursday!)  Jeans and ankle boots and sweaters (honestly, this is probably pushing it – the forecast still doesn’t show any day below 90 degrees). Apples. and pears. and oatmeal. Gin cocktails with rosemary simple syrup. Saturdays full of football (and knitting). Casting on a few holiday knitting projects (once I figure out what they are!) Changing colors in the landscape…I’m not quite ready for the leaves to fall, but for them to turn brilliant orange and red, oh yes!

How about you? what are most looking forward to this month?


  • margene

    Fall is full of great photo opportunities as the colors evolve day by day, changing and coloring the ground. We had a wet summer so we're hoping for a very colorful fall. September is one of the best weather months of the year. Welcome, September! Thank you for reminding me of its beauty, Mary.

  • Debbie

    September is my birthday month, but that is not the only reason I love it. I love the weather, warm days and crisp, cool nights. I love the shade of blue that the sky is at this time of year. Apples, longs walks, changing colors, and time spent sitting outside are all among my favorite things about September. Enjoy!

  • Lydia

    Looking forward to much of the same, love fall colors. Middle of September will mean that I won't have to rush out the door for an outdoor ride in order to beat the oppressive heat and humidity. I'm also hoping that September will mean getting caught up on some project around the house.

  • Honoré

    Baby T! Next Thursday! Ohh, how exciting!
    I also like the idea of a welcome to each month…looks like you'll have company!
    Colors, much cooler temps, "holidaze" fun, return to knitting (once I get another couple projects completed) and more good reads are among a few things on my list.
    Roses are gorgeous in almost any state.

  • alexa

    Congratulations in advance :). Exciting! An 'Hello' to the month looks like a lovely feature and I will be looking forward to it. I too look forward to changing colours (which they are already over here), and being able to be outside without needing to think about suncream …