Cooler weather graced us on the first day of September. Perhaps it is due to being an educator or the knowledge that autumn is nearly on our doorstep. Still, September is a month of anticipated changes.
Summer flowers are pushing their blooms to give a blousy, glorious show before the first frost in October. Some brown leaves are skittering across the ground to remind us that autumn is on our doorstep.
The cooler weather is a delight. It’s a relief from the intense heat and humidity that blanketed the region for more than a month. This year, August has baked most of the world in unrelenting, record-breaking temperatures and drought. The severity causes conversations about global warming and additional change.
Pumpkins, warm apple cider by the fire, cinnamon and pumpkin treats, and cozy clothes are no longer distant memories but anticipated events. Each season has its gifts. September gives us daily gifts reminding us of the beauty of the meld of summer’s end and autumn’s beginning.