Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome September


"The golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

The gentian's bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed
Its hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest,
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brook-side
Make asters in the brook,

From dewy lanes at morning
The grapes' sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather,
And autumn's best of cheer.

But none of all this beauty
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret
Which makes September fair.

T'is a thing which I remember;
To name it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
I never can forget."

- Helen Hunt Jackson -

It has felt like Autumn here in the hill's the last
two mornings although it may be a few weeks off yet.
We've have to turn on the heat to rid the house
of a morning chill. While others have sweltered
this summer we have had a cool summer.
It has been just right though for working on
the old garden beds and getting new ones ready
for new blooms next spring and summer.
We gardeners are a hopeful bunch always planning
and planting for the future in the hope of a tomorrow.

Happy Gardening Everyone!


Darla said...

Welcome September indeed.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see September! Very pretty post.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona~~ I refuse to acknowledge September. Refuse. LOL Actually,for me the most noticeable part of [almost] fall is observing the new shadows cast by a now slanting sun. My garden is actually celebrating high summer thanks to diligent planting and remedying years of mistakes.

Nice poem.

The clock and calendar need to slow down! :]

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Girls, I am not exactly thrilled that it is September either but I just cannot change it or I would.As the days get shorter my sigh factor goes up ;-)

Tootsie said...

no thanks...I want June/July back!!!

Bren said...

Breath taking photo for todays ENTRY. I have missed you. I thought things would slow down once my kids went back to school. SO MUCH FOR THAT IDEA! LOL

Happy Gardening... hope to visit you soon.

Anonymous said...

As much as I dislike the return of cold weather, I have to admit that the cool summer has been pleasant. I just don't want it to mean that summer will be ending! I never let go easily of the beauty of summer. Never! My Joe Pye weed hasn't bloomed yet, but it's only been in the ground a few weeks. I've always wanted one, but didn't have room for such a large plant, so when I saw the chocolate one was smaller, I was in business!

Muhammad khabbab said...

nice poem. i am thrilled September arrived. now i will be able to sow my seeds and see new sprout :P

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

A very beautifully written post ... About September and about the hope of a tomorrow.

Chris said...

Happy gardening to you too!

ChrisND said...

That poem does seem to fit just right...I am looking forward to the last harvests of the season -- but maybe the frosts can hold off for a while, please. The cool summer has been nice other than the crops everyone wanted to grow fast.

JOE TODD said...

Nice post and ohotos. I'm not looking forward to winter in Ohio though

lynn'sgarden said...

I, for one, love Fall. Sweater weather, cool breezes, maple foliage...all good! And the endless varieties of mums to add to the garden...