Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September

So, September. I feel ready.

Yesterday it rained, for the first time in a while, and it felt familiar, comfortable. I packed up all the empty jam jars I use for everything all summer long, and put pewter candle holders on the table. I've started moving the white I wear all summer toward the back of my closet. The boys and I, we went back-to-school shopping and came home with striped shirts, jeans and cordoroys for them. I bought a pair of espresso colored tights.

Warm days often linger through the end of the month here. I'm looking forward to a few fireside meals interspersed with our remaining open air dinners, to sandals giving way to tights and scarves and sweaters, to soup and apples and the last of the flowers. To a new school year and my birthday.

12 comments:

Chai Ling said...

I always love your writing style. You put words in such a beautiful way when I read them :) Lecia rocks! (I like telling my husband that)... sometimes, when I read stg interesting from your blog, I will share it with my husband and he says 'ya. i know - Lecia's your idol' haha

Sammi said...

pinch punch first of the month!

it is the beginning of fall and the sun is starting to get watery... yay!

country girl said...

Lecia,
You are a blessing to your family and to your readers.
Happy September!
It will be so beautiful.

xo Dawn

Jess said...

I am so excited for tights and sweaters!

Happy September to you and your family.

Cathy said...

I so look forward to your daily entries - the first of the day for me. There's a seeming calmness to your life (at least from my vantage point ;). I always feel like you're sharing a slice of life without feeling like an intruder. Thanks for being the writer that you are. Your family is very lucky!

Yay for September!

sandra said...

oh...i feel the same way.
just beautiful, Lecia!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you so much, friends. You've made my day. And happy September to you all. xx

cindy said...

Being from Seattle I so miss those cool mornings on fall days. We live in Arizona now and won't see any cool days until November. Love reading your posts and your beautiful pictures!!

katiedid said...

I love Fall...it's my favorite season. I am looking forward to it too. Have a happy Fall!!

KPiep said...

Everyone in our family is relaxing with the cooler weather. It's our favorite time of year!

Francesca said...

Thank you for these beautiful September flowers Lecia!

Erin said...

I love this post. You've made me yearn for fall!