Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Morning

The Mulberry Tree
Vincent van Gogh
1889

September always feels like the beginning of the new year to me. All the frivolity of summer is over, and the real business begins. The children head back to school with their fresh bouquets of newly sharpened pencils, and everyone goes shopping for a new wardrobe -- or at least a new pair of shoes. What is fall without a new pair of fall shoes?  As soon as I'm feeling better, I'm off to buy a new pair of shoes too.  My shoes are increasingly becoming more utilitarian, and less decorative.  But first, I'm going back to bed to get rid of this miserable cold.  Have a wonderful day, everyone.

15 comments:

Family Plots said...

I adore your blog and am beginning to adore you as well! So looking forward to more of your posts!

I love Autumn. I too feel as though the new year, and a new beginning, occurs during the transition between Summer and Fall. Summers in the deep South are painful and frustrating and though our temperatures here have dipped below 90 degrees only once, I am already shopping for sweaters, boots and Halloween Decorations. Bring on the falling leaves and Grey skies!

Sam Liu said...

Yes, I completely agree, Jo; autumn for me is the beginning of the new year, as it's when I go back to school and work resumes.

Your garden is so beautiful, the tall tree look splendid in the sunlight. Hope you feel better tomorrow :)

DJan said...

Yes, Jo, your voice doesn't sound quite right yet, I'm glad you're staying home a bit longer. I can see some changing leaves already! Your little patio is so lovely, though, and probably stays that way year round. Hugs to you, and I hope you feel better soon.

Katy said...

Thank you for shearing your Treehouse garden with us. I do love Fall. With the start of school it seems like a new begining of so many things.

Feel better soon!

Cloudia said...

You too, Friend!





Warm Aloha from Waikiki

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Paul C said...

How true about September bringing a new start. I simply adore your choice of van Gogh's painting here. There is nothing more rejuvenating.

Jennifer D said...

fresh bouquets of newly sharpened pencils! I love that line.

Maybe I'll watch "you've got mail" to celebrate the new year.

Hope you feel better soon

Russell said...

I believe the weather people consider summer to be June, July and August. So you are right! The professional weather people do consider today to be the first day of fall.

I guess that means fall is September, October, November and winter is December, January and February. I think I agree with them.

Enjoyed the video and hope you are feeling better soon!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I always loved the smell of a new box of crayons. I can almost feel the scratchy fabric of the starched dresses and the pinch of new shoes .........

lgsquirrel said...

There's something special about September. I enjoyed the video. It felt so peaceful and at the same time such a celebration of just being alive. Hope you feel better soon.

jojo said...

feeling fall too! hope you get to feeling better soon..bad bug.

Firefly said...

I am glad to see some flowers on your balcony. Down here Spring has sprung and the cold is slowly starting to make way. Hope you get better soon.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I love fall! And new shoes any time at all. Cashmere makes me very happy.

KathyB. said...

I liked hearing your voice, even with a cold. We seem to share the same weather and it has been a beautiful start to September. I feel the same about this month. A new start, and all things seem possible.

Paula Slade said...

What a beautiful morning at your tree house. Sorry you were still under the weather.