Saturday, September 1, 2012


Summer is over.  Can I get an "Amen"?  Maybe a "Hallelujah" or two?!

Or how about just "Praise God from whom all blessings flow."

At last, September.

September has come. It is hers
Whose vitality leaps in the autumn,
Whose nature prefers
Trees without leaves and a fire in the fireplace.
So I give her this month and the next
Though the whole of my year should be hers who has rendered already
So many of its days intolerable or perplexed
But so many more happy.
Who has left a scent on my life, and left my walls
Dancing over and over with her shadow
Whose hair is twined in all my waterfalls
And all of London littered with remembered kisses.

from "Autumn Journal" by Louis MacNiece

Are you (like me) a person whose vitality leaps in the autumn?


Kathy Olson said...

I was up early working on something and saw your blog. I feel the same way about autumn. September 1st is a day of celebration to me!

Cyndi@Walking in Grace and Beauty said...

I love celebrating Sept. 1!! Fall is here in my book!
Love ya!

Ange said...

Fall is my favorite! Summer has been fun but the kids are ready for school and this momma is ready for routine. Bring on fall!

Savvy Seasons said...

I've been celebrating Fall since August begun, ha! Washington has cooler temps. Fall is my favorite time of year. When I saw your Autumn picture, I hopped over here fast! ;)

Enjoy the wonderful weekend! XO ~Liz

Marla and Steve said...

Count me in for fall also. I've started pulling out my Fall "stuff" so my sewing room and upstairs family room look like Fall threw up.

kristinwithani said...

We redheads were created for Autumn.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Richella, you got me with that photo!! I'm so excited for fall! This was a great post. I hope you'll pop on over and get in on my anniversary giveaway! Have a great weekend!

Lucia said...

I LOVE fall! The leaves changing color, the cooler weather. Summer this year was brutal in the east. We are welcoming fall with open arms.

Stacey said...

I love September and I love Fall. It is 90 degrees here today but the AC is on and we are pretending that it's time to hang the Fall wreath. :)

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful piece, Richella. Happy, Blessed autumn to you, too. xo Diana

Designs By Pinky said...

In wish it feltm a little more like Fall, it is HOT and HUMID here in Pa. I LOVE FALL!!!!!!!!!! We are moving toour new house 9/28 so I am PRAYING I get SOME Fall decorating done. XO, Pinky

Lifein1000sqft said...

Amen! fall is my Fav too.

Colleen said...

Another redhead for autumn! Summer was brutal here in Ontario, Canada and I am so happy it is September.

Kayla said...

Yes. Yes, I am.

Erica {let why lead} said...

I'm a summer girl, through and through, but who doesn't love fall? The great holidays, the great home decor—scarves and sweaters?? It's a great time of year!

Only strange thing is that here in the Bay area, our "summer" is only just beginning! (Our seasons tend to be a bit delayed.) Oh well!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

LOVE this. We are kindred spirits :) I'm ready for cool temps, pumpkins, cider, leaves....bring it on :)

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