Thursday, September 29, 2011

Good-bye September!

I am linking today with Joyce. She is having a Friday Pretties. If you get a chance go over and visit
I Love Pretty Little Things.

A Pumpkin waiting to be picked

Today is the last day of September. I cannot say I am sorry to see her go.
I am excited about turning the page and coming to October. When I think of
October I see her in the reds and golds and yellows. All warm colors that
make me feel happy and safe. I think of October as full of dreams just waiting
to be dreamed. I think of October as a friend. September, I admit to liking her
but keeping her at arms distance because I never know if I can't trust her or not.
She does seem a bit flighty. She can be hot one minute and unleashing storms
at the drop of a hat.
Leaves beginning to change.

October on the other hand seems to wait and yes she will usher in storms and cooler weather,
but she always brings color to paint the leaves. So somehow it looks like she doesn't want
to inflict the pain of September.

October always brings blue skies and crisp air just like the first bite of an apple on a frosty morning.
As I think of October I think of the sound of running feet and the sound of crunchy brown leaves
and the sound of laughter as children rake leaves and then pile them and jump. I think of cold
little feet that now have to wear shoes and socks to keep them warm. All of the best things
I love are in October.
Yes, I am so happy to say, Good bye September, it was nice but October, you are my friend.
Come on over and stay awhile.

Have a lovely weekend.


Kessie said...

Like. Like. Like. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

october has always felt more ominous to me than september, but this year, i want sept. to be out of here. we hit 100 again today day #71 this summer over 100 degrees... i'm done. i'm done in...

Pom Pom said...

Hi Kim!
I don't mind the coming of October because the holiday season is closer and everything feels cozy.

Patrice said...


Debbie said...

i love autum...pumpkins, mums, apple cider and around here, lot's of craft shows. it's my favorite time of year!!

Meg said...

Me too!! Me too!!!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Kim, very well stated. October, what is there not to love. I do love your Daddy Long Legs collection, to me they are very powerful and artistic. Your gardens have been amazing and I love the new header and Autumn feel to your blog. The last few days here have been delightful, however, rain today. Hope the home schooling is off to a great start! sending greetings from Maine, Julie.

camp and cottage living said...

Beautifly written Kim!
And your photos are lovely too. It looks like that maple is just about completely colored.
Is that your largest pumpkin yet? Because it sure looks like a good size from here.
Well, embrace your first October weekend with your arms open wide, while I sit inside looking at yet another day of rain here on the lake.

Julia said...

Lets all have a big GOODBYE September and a big HOORAY and WELCOME for October. Kim, you are so romantic with your words. JB

Simple Home said...

Absolutely beautifully said! I'm looking forward to October too, and hopefully cooler weather :)
Loved your photos.

Sue said...

As always you have written so beautifully, I am glad to say good by to September, but at the same time knowing that she might try and send her weather to October. We are finally getting some real fall temps. I am sooo happy.
Enjoy your weekend.

no spring chicken said...

A beautiful post from Kim the poet/photographer... These are my favorites, when you just let your words dance...

Blessings, Debbie

Stephanie V said...

I can't quite believe that September is gone. I guess being away will do that to your mind. said...

Is this the same girl who had nothing to say recently?? :)

You have things to share that most of us don't know much about... your farm life blesses me over and over!

Hooray for October!!


Dawn said...

I love October...but I have to say September was the warmest month we've had all year. I DO hope October can live up to her;)
Love that pumpkin. Good thing I don't live next door;))

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You read my mind. I just didn't know how to articulate it. You said it beautifully. Thank you. I LOVE October for all beauty and color it she shares with us. I drove back up to the mountains of NH yesterday to pick up my daughter and all the leaves are starting to turn. Sooo beautiful. said...

You have said it so well...we are enjoying a cool morning...welcome October

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Beautiful Friday Pretties Post! Thanks so much for joining me.
Fall is so pretty, but it makes me sad because I know what's coming- Snow...Snow...& More Snow...and I'm a summer type gal. I guess it makes me appreciate summer all the more. Right?

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I'm all for saying goodbye to September!! It did fly by, though. October is one of my favorite months. I love all of your pictures!

Empty Nester said...

And again, you wax so poetic! Lovely post!

October is my favorite month- and I am the same way about September...never quite sure what it's going to do. But October just ushers in fall with all the best colors and smells and festivals and holidays and, for me, motivation!

Travel With Lulu said...

Your autumn photos are beautiful :) Yes, hello October! Your newest follower, XOLaura

Miss Debbie said...

I love the way you think and how creatively you communicate those thoughts and your feelings to us! Yes, I am happy for the arrival of Oct, too. It has been cool here the last three days...I love that, too! :-) Thanks for praying for us.