Saturday, September 1, 2012


The weather lately has been beautiful.  The sky by midday reaches a blue that looks like it came straight from a Charles Wysocki puzzle. Then just as you think it would be nice if it rained so you don’t have to water the garden, it does.  Just enough, then the sun and blue reappear. 


I remember writing a post a year ago and telling you I was glad it was September. 

I’m glad again.

But really I can’t believe it’s been a year since  I typed those words.


I fell in love with zinnias this year.  I’ve always been a red-geranium-in-terra-cotta kind of girl.  But the zinnias offer so much with so little effort.

Can I help it if I like things with little effort?

Lately that doesn’t equate to many things.  Though the two oldest are away at school, it leaves me feeling like an empty nester with four at home. The first day of school was a unique one with phone calls from a homesick daughter and having an emotional first day kindergartener.  But now everything has lost its sharp edges and everyone seems to have reached that it’s not so bad level.  Even me.  I miss my boy Henry, but he’s happy in his little school and that makes me happy, too. The two hours he is gone is usually the baby’s nap time and the house is so quiet I can’t even believe it.



These September days will certainly go by fast.  I will try and appreciate all they have to offer…blooming flowers, the soft light of the sun, the burst of harvest the garden is giving.  It’s all good!






i cant decide said...

I'm so happy to see September again also! Lovely zinnias.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Things change so quickly! But I know you will enjoy this school year. Happy September my friend!

The Dadman Diaries said...

I love your picture of Mystic! I miss paddling the waters of Mystic, I miss the fireplace downstairs at Daniel Packer Inn and I miss...I miss...I miss You. We are too far apart - I want to know your family, I want my kids to know what in the world you mean when you refer to a specific color Blue in a specific freakin puzzle. Am I crazy? Are you?

Barbara said...

I love those back-to-school pictures. I made my kids do one, too. I don't care if they're 18 and 21.

It's Just Dottie said...

My little grand babies Dax and Petra have moved far away from me. I miss them very much. We did first day of school on Skype!

I also grow zinnias . They are happy flowers and remind me of my grandmother's garden.
Smiles, Dottie

Andi said...

Great photos, as usual. Zinnias are so cheery and effortless, yet I feel that they make me look like an accomplished gardener as they take over my flower beds from me reseeding them from year to year.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh the year certainly did fly by! The kids look so cute!

Juniper said...

An uplifting and very sweet (particularly the photos) post. It is cooling slightly here, two weeks still till school starts but already the shift into a new season has begun and it does have that air of nostalgia and with it also the wonder of the new year ahead with its new routines and rhythms. Hope you are enjoying the snippet of alone time with your baby boy while the others are at school.