By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
Helen Hunt Jackson
September 1st- the unofficial beginning of fall
It’s that time of year agin—kids are heading back to school, the days are getting shorter, the carefree summer is winding down and some evening soon there will be a hint of autumn in the air.
As the calendar continues it’s relentless turn , the changes of the season may bring mixed emotions. Endings always do, whether its to a relationship, a job, or a dream.
Every ending is a new beginning. Through the grace of God, we can always start again.
September is the doorway to fall. Time marches on, one season moves on to the next and we too must move forward. Labor Day weekend is here and we celebrate the end of summer and the unofficial beginning of fall.
Saying goodbye to summer gets harder for me every year. I’m already missing the longer hours of daylight. Yet due to the of the heat of this summer, I’m looking forward to the cooler days ahead. Every day might not be a good one, but there is truly something good to be found in each day when we take the time to look for it.
And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.
It’s time to fall in love with fall. For a while now, it won’t be too hot or too cold. Summer is too hot and winter is too cold. Fall is just right. Every season has its own upside. Fall has a particular beauty to it that is unlike any other. With a new season comes new opportunities and change.
Nature teaches us that in order for there to be something beautiful, something needs to give and fade for it to improve and become more beautiful. September is month of change.
When the goldenrod is yellow,
and leaves are turning brown-
Reluctantly the summer goes
In a cloud of thistledown
When squirrels are harvesting
And birds in flight appear
By these autumn signs we know
September days are here.