What does September mean to you?

September 4, 2008 | My Jottings

1.  Golden light coming in our windows.

2.  Seeing if we can wait until October 1st to turn the furnace on.

3.  Leaf color that rivals New England.

4.  My son-in-law’s birthday and my friend’s birthday and my birthday.

5.  Back to Community Bible Study – yay.

6.  More energy.

7.  Oven on, more baking, good kitchen smells.

8.  Getting up in the dark each morning.

9.  Pots of homemade soup.

10. Turtlenecks and blazers.

Okay, now I want to hear from you.  What are ten things or five things or even three things that September brings to your life?


  1. Carey says:

    September means —
    1. Kids back in school…a 6am alarm…hot breakfast by 6:30 and a bag lunch for everyone as they leave the house.
    2. An empty house from 7:30am until 3pm.
    3. Fall-blooming flowers in the garden…Autumn Joy sedum, purple coneflowers, hydrangea and white garden phlox.
    4. Flocks of songbirds at the feeders…all leaving the boreal forests of Canada and heading south for the winter.
    5. Beautiful red apples that are made into apple pie, apple crisp, carameled apples and fresh apple cider.
    6. A different smell in the forests…wet leaves and rotting vegetation…strong and sweet, but not unpleasant.
    7. Hearty soups and stews for dinner…apple or berry pies for dessert.
    8. Crisp, chilly mornings…hooded sweatshirts and warm socks!
    9. Thousands of golden leaves in my front yard…lots of raking and bagging and raking and bagging!
    10. Local Fall Festivals…people coming out in droves for one last time before the temps drop, the days get shorter, the snow begins to fall and winter keeps us inside until Spring arrives again.

  2. Just Julie says:

    I want to live at your house in September! What marvelous pictures you created, Carey. And have you thought you might try writing for a living? LY.

  3. Lorna West says:

    September means kindergartners saying good-bye to their moms with smiles and tears.

    September means me watching and listening to those moms and kindergartners with smiles and tears of my own.

    September means wondering why this life is filled with so many kinds of good-byes.

    Come Lord Jesus!

  4. Sara B. says:

    September means Mom & Jeremy’s birthdays!

    September means a beginning of a beautiful change

    September means crimson leaves and cool clean breezes

    September means no longer having to sleep with just a sheet and a fan blowing on my face and my feet hanging off the bed toward the open window

    September means harvest

    September means 3 + months until Christmas

    September means beautiful sweaters, layering clothes, stylish boots and wearing coats and scarves

    September means jumping in a freshly raked pile of leaves

    September means acorns and sticks and forest floors carpeted in leaves and orange pine needles.

    I love the smell of September!

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