Saturday, September 18, 2010

September Joys

I love September, the beginning of fall weather, the back-to-school excitement, getting out warmer clothing and so on. I've noticed a few September-y things that I've enjoyed around the web recently so want to share a few of them.

Firstly, check out this gorgeous evocation of the season, found at Tea Leaves:

I'm so glad it's September. I even like writing the word "September." That sinuous S, the "ember" that calls to mind a fireplace, the first hints of orange and yellow foliage. The first Step towards true autumn.

Then, listen to a gorgeous poem entitled "Peaceful & Crimson" which I've blogged about this week at my blog that I keep as part of my business, Four Rooms Creative Self Care. Poet Tanya Davis (best known for her viral youtube clip "How to be alone") has created a poem for the CBC, and I enjoyed it greatly, especially the idea that September allows us to be released from the pressure to make the most of every sunny summer day outdoors!

If you need a good laugh, try listening to the September 8th interview of Alexander McCall Smith by Shelagh Rogers at the Woody Point Writer's Festival in Newfoundland. It was hilarious, he and Shelagh together are quite giddy. If you enjoy McCall Smith as I do, it will be well worth your time.

And of course, September begins the RIP Challenge -- if you're still thinking of joining, check out all the reviews already posted for some spooky inspiration.

What are your favourite things about September? Have you found any marvellous links to share?


  1. What a lovely post! September for me once brought the beginnings of Spring, the return of warmer days and fragrant flowers. Now, in the cool climate of Manitoba, September means spectacular leaves, walks with a hot drink in hand, Canada geese flying, and the wearing of favourite leather boots that were put away over the summer. I love it :-)

  2. prairejournals - of course, I didn't even think about September being the beginnings of Spring on the other side of the world! Thanks for sharing that reminder.
    I agree with you on your current pleasures of hot drinks and watching (and hearing) the geese fly over. So many wonderful things at this time of year.

  3. This post made me happy! :)

    I love bringing my corduroy and tights to the front of my closet, although now that we're moving back to Texas, I won't be able to break out fall clothes until much later in the year. lol

  4. I love the cooler temperatures and the leaves beginning to change, and I love wearing sweaters again. But school starts in September, and I don't like working hard! So I always feel torn about it.


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