This morning it was 39°F at my home down the road from Aspen (I can only imagine it was a bit colder there). That just doesn’t seem very summer-like to me and I am officially pouting. There are trees in my neighborhood I refer to as “the early-birds” because they are already turning yellow, while the majority are still green (thank you very much). The fleeting summer season is sighing her swan song here and as always it’s too early for me. I love fall and the beautiful colors that fill this valley, taking my breath away but fall means winter isn’t too far away and right now I am definitely not ready for that. Gratefully, my back yard has a late-planted-patch of sunflowers just coming into bloom, helping cheer me through the first whispers of fall’s cool breath.
September’s calendar honors those sunflowers and now, not only do I have the real thing at home, I’ve got the calendar perched on my desk, cheering me on there too! For your curiosity’s sake, our thoughts listed on the calendar back are below and the link to download your own version follows at the end of this post. Until next month and (fingers crossed) a sunny Indian summer, enjoy September!
air so light, movement feels oh so effortless
chilled morning and evening twilights
brilliant sunflowers cheer summer’s last days
overflowing garden awaiting harvest
greens shifting to oranges
ithree september calendar