Ten on Tuesday: September Edition
Ah, the bittersweet month of September. My quiet summer is over. My time to study and write and create at my own pace is over. School is back in session, and my life is beholden to others’ schedules once more.
Still, there is much to love about September, which makes Carole’s request for Ten Things to Love about September easy enough.
1. Neal’s birthday is in September. I love celebrating my own true love’s birthday. Carrot cake, a fancy dinner, and festive presents are fun to anticipate.
2. New semester means a new start. The start of fall semester feels more celebratory in a New Year-sort of way than the start of spring semester. I like reflecting on what I hope to accomplish professionally and personally.
3. Good sleeping weather. Not every September is so gracious, but so far, we’ve had cool evenings. I like pulling the sheet tight under my chin when I go to bed.
4. Leaves begin to change. It isn’t the fiery display of October, yet September’s colors help build anticipation.
5. Fair season. I’m not a fan of the biggest fair in the area. I prefer the little local fairs where I can check out canned goods and chickens and pretty hand made garments.
6. Squash begins to arrive to the markets. Oh, butternut squash, how I love you!
7. Sedum blooms (pictured above). Sedum is among the last of our perennials to bloom, and while that, too, is bittersweet, it is cheering to see the slow shift from green to pink.
8. Apple cider. It won’t be long before we can get the good stuff at the local cider mills.
9. Beautiful light. As I sat outside for a while before the sun set, I was mesmerized by the light’s beauty. It is more gentle than July’s light, kinder than December’s.
10. Sweaters. The ease of summer dressing crosses with the addition of a sweater in the morning and evening. It’s fun to cozy up in a familiar friend!
Now that I’ve talked myself into being pleased about September, won’t you tell me what you like about it?