Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fare Thee Well, August, Greetings September!

August is naught;
 and September
 hath arrived this day in stealth.


By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,

With summer’s best of weather

And autumn’s best of cheer.

                             - Helen Hunt Jackson

In the garden Autumn is, indeed
 the crowning glory of the year
 bringing us the fruition
 of months of thought and care and toil. 
And at no season, save perhaps in daffodil time,
do we get such superb colour effects
 as from August to November.
                                                                                    - Rose G. Kingsley

The foliage has been losing its freshness
 through the month of August,
 and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself
 like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty
 who has seen one season too many.

                                                                                   -   Oliver Wendell Holmes

(True but ouch! LOL!)

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Wishing you all an absolutely lovely September.

As always, thank you for your visit!




  1. I especially love the first quote...it makes me look forward to this month and all the new beauty it brings! :)

    Jane xx

  2. September is such a lovely month in Wisconsin. If only it weren't followed so soon by winter.

  3. Yes, true, but ouch, Oliver! Nice post, Michele. :)

  4. I love your literary selections, but I'm laughing at the last one. Can't wait too see your fall pictures! :)

  5. Beautiful salute to September. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  6. Just beautiful! Happy September.

  7. Lovely quotes and lovely pictures! Sad to say goodbye to August but looking forward to my favorite season....Fall!

  8. Some lovely quotes and stunning pictures. August was such a fun month this year but I have lots of memories to treasure. Hope you have a wonderful September.

  9. Love the Holmes quote about the gray hair. LOLOL.
    And this is a lovely post in writing and eye candy.

    Happy September!!

  10. It did seem to arrive a bit quick though, Michele. Sigh. : ) I'm still enjoying wearing my shorts and flip flops. I'm hoping we get to enjoy some fall weather before winter temps hit. If I hear one more person talk about the farmers almanac forecast for this winter I'm going to go into hiding.

  11. Here the mornings are cool but by noon it's back in the 90's. I do look forward to cooler temps all day! Fall is welcomed anytime now!

  12. Love your cute little birdies!!!
    Happy September!

  13. What a beautiful poem. I do hate to say goodbye to summer. It is so great to be in the garden and entertain outdoors. But I also enjoy fall. Your images are lovely and very inspiring.

    Thank you for the support sweet friend.



  14. Beautiful poems, and autumn is always so beautiful! I am never ready for autumn though, I know what comes after it! All the cold weather! Today was beautiful here and I enjoyed a lovely 80 degree day which was rare this summer. Tomorrow suppose to be only 64!
    Hugs, Nancy

  15. Here's my poem to August...Get lost! And good riddance! LOL Hey...I'm in Houston and I hate the heat!! It's like a steamy jungle down here until Halloween. BLECK!


  16. I don't think I've seen one season too many Oliver! I'm hoping to see many more, haha. I am looking forward to cooler and dryer days!


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