Hello, September!

Hooray, we made it through that grueling, ferocious, steaming hot month that is August! It helped a lot to have a trip to Hawaii there in the middle of it. I must remember that for next year.

I am so happy that it’s September. September means school supplies and plaid, falling leaves and apples, the beginning of my very favorite season: autumn. Never mind that I live in Austin, and it will still be hot and dry, and the leaves won’t turn colors, and it will be far too warm for tights and boots for a while. I am declaring it September, and creating my own autumn.

Abby has come up with a fall plan, and I think that’s a great idea.

My plan for fall includes:

  • dresses and tights and boots
  • knee-high striped socks
  • hats
  • baking lots of goodies
  • pumpkins
  • apples
  • cinnamon
  • scarves
  • decorating our tiny place for fall, and halloween, and christmas
  • candlelight dinners
  • soups
  • casseroles
  • having friends over for dinner
  • long evening walks
  • celebrating equinox and solstice

I’m sure I’ll add more to that list, but as it is, I’m pretty excited. I plan to decorate a little for the seasons, though I really can’t do much, because our place is so tiny and I can’t store decorations. So I’m thinking of things that will have an end… tiny pumpkins on the stairs that will eventually be eaten by squirrels, candles on the windowsills that will someday burn out, fall flowers and of course, twinkle lights. What is life without twinkle lights?

If you have any autumn plans, I’d love to hear about them. Happy September, everyone!

4 responses to “Hello, September!”

  1. I am moving to Austin in autumn (next week to be exact). So that a pretty big thing and has taken up most of my thinking. But I love autumn and hope to celebrate it with lots of cooking with apples and spices and wearing cardigans and boots!

  2. Oh, welcome to Austin, Brooke! I hope the weather stays nice and “cool” for you for the rest of Autumn (and for me, too!). 🙂

  3. Oh, I can’t wait to see the knee-high striped socks, cute. Hope you are starting to think about your Halloween costume too!

  4. I second your love of tights and scarves.
    I’m so excited about fall… all the college students returning…that’s another matter.

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