Gift #454: September with Edith Holden

I hope everyone had a wonderful September enjoying the warm summer days and the first breaths of autumn.  September is a month of transition, different every year and that’s one of the reasons I love it.  This month we’ve experienced balmy summer days and cool nights.  The foliage in the trees is starting to change and the annuals are bearing the last of their flowers and sporting seedpods.  Bees are busy gathering the last of the nectar and hummingbirds are filling up at the feeders for their long journey back south.  The frogs and cicadas continue to make nightly music but not as raucously as last month.  You can feel the expectation of autumn in the air and I can barely contain my excitement.  Here are some lovely watercolors of September’s beauty by Edith Holden.

Best love September’s yellow,
Morns of dew strung gossamer
Thoughtful days without a stir.
Rooky clamours, brazen leaves,
Stubble dotted o’er with sheaves –
More than Spring’s bright uncontrol
Suit the autumn of my soul.  
–          Alex Smith


Blessings to you,


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1 Response to Gift #454: September with Edith Holden

  1. Ruth John says:

    I thought I was the only one still reading and quoting this joyful book. What a delight to see. This book was given to me by a dear friend in the1980s and ive read it and loved it ever since. I cam quote by heart all of thr poems and is a rare treasure in modern times. Autumn is my favourite time of the year…..’while ripening corn grew thick and deep….etc’. Bless you!

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