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!






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16 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ September 1, 2019

  1. 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

    1. Thank you, dear Pam. The photo you mentioned looks just like Pendleton County, West Virginia. I could take you to a farm that is identical. Wishing you a lovely day and may September bring you many blessings.?

  2. 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.

    1. Good morning, Jeanie. Wow, I’m not ready for 40 either. With those temps you will be seeing golden leaves soon. Here in WV you can tell fall is on the way. Things in the garden are looking as though they are ready for a long sleep. Wishing you a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Enjoy your days at the lake while summer is still around.

  3. 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!

    1. Hello, Rita. Thank you for your kind comments. I think you should be able to pin the photo and the comments without any trouble – let me know. I could send it to you via email. Happy day and September to you and yours. You will really enjoy cool evenings on your balcony – it should be lovely.

  4. 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!!!

    1. Dear Shannon, thank you for your sweet comments. I am happy you enjoy the Jezebel Sauce. It is a wonderful easy recipe and I have never met anyone who didn’t like it. It is also a special little gift to give during the holidays. Happy September to you also, my friend. ?

    1. Dear Maristella, thank you. Wishing you and yours a “September to Remember.” Hugs to you also!?

  5. 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

  6. 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

    1. Dear Brenda, I am happy you enjoyed the post. Our area is the same as yours. Although, I am sure you see serious autumn weather and chilly temperatures before we do. Enjoy the blooms while they are with you, they will be going to sleep soon.
      Have a lovely day, my friend.❤

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