It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, September 03, 2010

Chapter 9, Page 3, Book 10

Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone

Thomas Moore

This weekend will give us the last Holiday of the summer season. There is a kind of undertow of sadness around Labor Day because it marks the end of summer. I am one of those people who loves the summer season, and I do get a little sad to see it go. When driving here yesterday I noticed that the corn stalks are turning golden brown and so are the fields of soybeans. Week before last they were still green.

The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down

Children's song

But Fall is just around the corner, bringing with it those magnificent Indian Summer days that makes it feel like it's summer all over again. Along with those sunny days are those delicious cool fall evenings that make our end of the day walks perfect...

My air conditioner needs a rest here soon,please.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here
With summer's best of weather
And autumn's best of cheer

Author Unknown

September is a traditional landmark. School is starting, and ever since we were young, we've been trained to have a school year mentality. We equate the summer with freedom and the fall with back to school and, for many, that means drudgery or at least, less freedom.

It is time I broke loose of that way of thinking as I certainly enjoyed this summer more than most as I've not had to go to work and have had many nice days at my camper. The summer is only three months at most. That leaves nine other months to celebrate and enjoy too.

Wherever your weekend takes you; be it a barbecue, a pool party or on a short trip out of town, please be safe and have a FANTASTIC Friday and a great weekend

'On Ya'-ma


Angie said...

I hope your weekend is great too Pam. You probably know we dont 'do' Labour Day over here. Our harbinger of summer's end is the first person who says "Brrr, nights are drawing in". Myself, ever philosophical, I think "Oh well, maybe summer will be longer next year".

jack69 said...

We are only hoping that old man winter holds of until we complete this Western tour. and head south.

September is OUR month, the month we were married in 1956.
Yes it is special to us thanks for a refreshing entry and talks about the cooler times to come, before the COLD!

Love from Northern UTAH

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Hi MA~We are just a little behind you, although the corn is turning, the soybeans are still green. Like you, I'm thinking that this autumn will be welcomed in with open arms, as usually it is dreaded. But it is so beautiful, it's about time I learned to appreciate it!
Hugs, Sharon

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Have a great holiday.....the leaves are starting to turn and the nights are in the 40-50's up here in the high country....Fall is on the way!!


Kathy said...

I feel the same way. I enjoy the summer but I also look forward to Fall. The beautiful leaves changing color and the apples, pumpkins and the crisp smell of the air in the morning. Ahh, gotta love it. Life is good isn't it?

grammy said...

I am sad to see summer go ... I know there are nine more months to celebrate... but for some reason the cold just sounds soooo annoying to me.

betty said...

hoping that your weekend will be a restful one as we "wind down summer". It is funny to think that Labor Day is the end of summer when we still have 3 more weeks of it on the calendar and then there is always the hope of Indian summer :) enjoy!