Saturday, September 1, 2007

September's Song



So now comes September and she is singing her song. I love fall and relish the promise of cooler days and evenings. I have lived all over the country in my life. North, South, East and West. I spent a good bit of the time in states that really didn't have leaves that changed color; they just kind of dropped , leaving the trees suddenly naked without so much as a petticoat of orange, yellow, brown, red and green. I remember when my children were very small and we were living in Orlando. I was So homesick - and I missed the very smell of autumn. We had a fireplace but who really needs a fireplace in Orlando?! So lonely was I for my family and my favorite season, that I had the kids gather up every stick in the yard and from the neighborhood. It became a treasure hunt of sorts. They had their little wagon and brought home a bumper crop of twigs & small branches. I crumpled up newspaper, turned the thermostat on frigedaire cold and started a fire. Now mind you, it was near November and it was over 80 degrees. Once the fire was roaring good, I had the kids go outside to smell an honest to goodness fireplace fire. It didn't last long. But they still remember that, the hot cocoa I made them and how all our neighbors always thought me a bit odd. Oh yes, those folks knew me well. That crazy woman that throws un birthday parties for the neighborhood kids because it is someone's birthday somewhere.

So now comes September. Soon, Luscious Larry and I will take the short drive to Lovers Leap and Mabry Mill (which is pictured above) in Virginia. It is a glorious drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will go and visit friends in Roanoke and take a picnic lunch.

Friday nights mean high school football. Even though our birds have left the nest, there is something still exciting about high school football. Nothing is better than hot dogs from the concession stand. We live in a small town, so we know most of the families. We make the rounds of the schools in our county and in the surrounding Virginia counties too, since my dear husband is a Virginian and played football in school.

So now comes September. She is singing her song. She is sharing her beauty, her fragrance, her promises, her memories and it is heady.

Galatians 6:9 -And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season, we shall reap, if we faint not.

15 comments:

red tin heart said...

What a wonderful scripture. Thank you for your encouraging words to me. It is so appreciated now. love nita

Robin said...

That picture of "Mabry Mill " is just tooo beautiful !!! I am thrilled that August is behind us and September is here, bringing us closer and closer to Autumn ,,, I love that you and so many others feel the same, God Bless !!
Robin

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Thank You Blondie, that was a so fun walking through the memories with you!!!! I felt like i was pulling the wagon and at times pickin sticks!!! I hope you and Lucious Larry have a beautiful time on your fall picnic!!!!!
Hugs,
J-O

Anonymous said...

Blondie, I live in Guilford County NC and recognise Mabry Mill all right! Do you live nearby? I love old folk dolls and I love your familiar memories too!
Tracy Carpenter
tracydcarpenter@bellsouth.net

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Tracey I live in Rockingham County, very close to Martinsville Va. How wonderful to find someone close by!

Karen said...

Hi, Blondie, oh how I love the changing seasons, too, and most especially autumn.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

The good Lord sure knows how to pick His colors, doesn't He?
I always look forward to autumn here in New York. No other season compares to it! :> )
~Peanut

She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful picture! This is my hubby's favorite time of year. He celebrates fall though we only have summer and winter in our part of California. It is going to be 108° today. Have to live vicariously through someone else to appreciate fall. Thanks for sharing! I'll add you to my links today too.

jbs said...

Hi Blondie!
Wow, I just loved your post on September. It was really beautiful. I love your photos and your stories. I am in Memphis, we are still really hot, but I know that I will soon catch a glimpse of Autumn and I can not wait.
Ps, found your blog via Marie C.
Jennifer

Jeannene said...

"What a lovely Picture Blondie, do you live there...???" Check out my post, you have to see lovely "Heather Rose!!"

xoxoxo
Jeannene

Cathy Nash said...

Wonderful thoughts!
And a beautiful photo to go along.

Lorraine said...

Hi Blondie! Happy September to you!! I just love when the leaves start to change....

Amy Wagner said...

I love the way you write!!! I am drawn in and taken along for the ride.
Amy


I want to come to your unbirthday parties! My Anna always has an unbirthday. She was born Jan 13th and is envious that her siblings get to have water balloon fights at their summer birthday parties.
I wouldn't think you odd to have a fireplace fire in the heat of the day. I would think you were creative and special. Honest!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Ah Amy, I never had birthday parties when I was a kid - my bday is a week before christmas. So I get nutsy over streamers, cake, ice cream, lots of presents and pin the tail on anything standing still!

lindaharre said...

Hi Blondie......can I still contribute a painting for Ava Grace! I would appreciate it:D Let me know what you think.....thanks, Linda