Sunday Thoughts ~ September 1, 2019

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It was a morning of ground mist, yellow sunshine, and high rifts of blue, white-cloud-dappled sky. The leaves were still thick on the trees, but de-spangled gossamer threads hung on the bushes and the shrill little cries of unrest of the swallows skimming the green open park spaces of the park told of autumn and change.” ~Flora Thompson

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“This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of colour and scent is ~ in my opinion, one of the best parts of living on Earth.” ~ Victoria Erickson 

“Ah, September!  You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul.” ~ Peggy Toney Horton


Dear friends, it is hard to believe today is September 1, as it seems as though we were just graciously visited by the brilliant yellow daffodils of spring.  However, in a few short days, we will welcome the glorious autumn.   I hope the autumn months will bring you and yours great joy.  May you be drenched from head to toe in the beauty of this magnificent season.  

And, as Elizabeth Lawrence reminds us…

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”

Be sure you do!






Images:  via tumblr








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Pam Richardson
2 years ago

Happy September dear Sandra! You have welcomed the month with stunning images and thought-provoking quotes. The second photo draws me in with the mist over the valley and the country road that leads home. Wishing you a most beautiful day sweet friend

2 years ago

Michigan might not be as golden as an apple yet, but it’s certainly as crisp (40 this morning here up north!). But what a glorious preview you give us of fall, though I confess, I am far from ready! I hope you’re having a lovely Labor Day weekend.

Laura Ingalls Gunn
2 years ago

Sandra your gorgeous images always appeal to my soul. Thank you for the beauty you share.

Rita C at Panoply
2 years ago

That Victoria Erickson quote (and the beautifully animated photo!) so succinctly speak to the change of the season upon us. I love it! I am going to try to pin it, hope it works!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
2 years ago

Oh my, Sandra what gorgeous photographs and wonderful quotes to welcome the new season! Happy September, sweet friend! I was thinking of you today as I am making one of your delicious recipes (Jezebel Sauce) for a family gathering. I hope you have a most happy and blessed day!!!

2 years ago

Happy September,dear Sandra!Thanks for sharing this gorgeous post!Beautiful pics of Fall!Hugs!

2 years ago

Oh my goodness, this is the most refreshing post! Thank you, dear Sandra, for these beautiful images and quotes – each one reminds me of my beloved woods in Europe. Wishing you a beautiful September. Xo Lidy

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

Sandra, I have enjoyed just sitting and being with your post for a few minutes this early morning. Cannot choose a favourite photo — each one creates a sensation to savour all its own. Although we have hints of the changing season, mostly we still have lots of greenery and our garden is still fully blooming. Always grateful when the frost stays away just another day.

Wishing you a beautiful day…
Brenda xox