September days are here
There’s a quote I heard once, and it’s a long quote and I can’t remember much about it, or who said it, but I’m not that interested in that. I just like the idea of the part of the quote which goes something like this: “In September we wander thru the warm winds of summer’s wreckage.”
I love that thought.
This morning I woke up feeling really cold. Last night I opened the windows like usual, but this morning the sun was cool, the air was fresh and the bird song was replaced with the honking of Canada geese flying over the cottage at 6am.
Theo came in in the morning and, instead of cuddling up on my side of the bed and pushing me over, went to the sunny side and luxuriated in the warmth.
The weather station in the kitchen told us it was 5.2 degrees over night.
I took some photos around the cottage today and found the beautiful beginnings of the colours of autumn. The wood piles for open fires, the dried seeds, the fresh berries…fall is spreading bit by little golden bit.
I’m looking forward to curling up on the sofa in the sunshine with some lovely books. Do you love that as much as I do on these cooler days?
I’m still wearing them, but it’s time to start thinking about putting away summer flip flops and time to freshen up the sweaters and some more autumnal accessories.
And I can’t get enough of the beautiful Oxfordshire sunsets this time of year, and, when I walk down to the top of the garden to close the gate in the evening, I walk back to the house under starry skies.
I’m a little sad that our glorious summer is drawing to a close but I’m welcoming September with open arms. 🙂 I think everyone’s bound to say this, but it really is my most favourite season of the year.
Veronica, what a gorgeous sunset. I think it’s the best time of the day. Seems like summer just came and now is almost ready to leave, but, thankfully, for a whole other beautiful season..Happy Weekend..Judy
So very true Judy. Hope you’re having a lovely long weekend. 🙂
Beautiful sunset. I’m noticing its coming earlier!
It’s great, isn’t it Michelle. I think I work the best at this time of year because I love going to sleep when the world sleeps and waking up at dawn. None of these dark at 4pm or dark at 11pm nights. 🙂
Gorgeous Photos ! How did you do the vertical screen? (shhhhh I won’t tell)
Very happy to tell you Kathryn. Photoshop, open photos, make them all a certain height, (I have presets, one which works best is 1920 pixels long by 1440 pixels high ) Then open a new file with a transparent background (same preset). Using the rectangular marquee tool, select a slice of each photo, using the move tool move the slice to the new transparent layer. Using the line tool, make and duplicate line layers, (I chose black colour) using the move tool move the lines into place. Go to Layers, flatten image, and save in your photo files! I’m very happy to explain in greater detail. 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to tell me V. I wish I had photoshop!
Oh that’s too bad. 🙁 If you like Kathryn, I’d be happy to make some for you using your images. 🙂 It only takes a few minutes.
I’m one of those people who really can’t get enough of summer but if my autumn is as promising as yours sounds, I intend to enjoy every minute of it. Lovely images.. and a simply gorgeous kitty!
Hi Hilary. I remember spending July in Montreal for several years and visiting relatives in Mississauga. Those Julys were so hot! Do you stay in town or do you get away to a cottage? Summers in the cottages in the Laurentians were so beautiful. Now I’m in OXON but soon I will leave for a few months in Vancouver. I hope we have that long Indian summer in Van. 🙂
First, I love your autumnal accessories! Next, all of your images are all quite lovely once again. I will have to enjoy Fall through your eyes because we don’t really have that season in south Florida. I look forward to the change in season on your blog.
I often wondered what that’s like Christie. I’ve only visited Florida and other non-season areas. 🙂
Patricia A. McGoldrick
thanks Veronica for expressing so well what I too am feeling! September always feels like a new start and I’m certainly ready for one!
Are you Diane? Sounds good to me, let’s have tea and discuss this! 🙂
Beautiful photos. I love the approach of Autumn too
Me too Angela. 🙂 I left Oxfordshire still in full summer though.