Hello, September!

Hello, September!

It’s that time of the year again! It’s September – the gateway to Autumn. That lovely time when I come out of hibernation and do my “Snoopy dance” because it is my favorite time of the year! Of course, it would not be the same if I didn’t post my annual “Welcome to September” blog post. And as always, it includes “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire!

It’s the time of year for Pumpkins! Autumn leaves! Chilly nights! Scarecrows! Pumpkin Kisses! Pumpkin Lattes! Pumpkin Bread! Pumpkin Pie! Pumpkin everything!

Now if only the weather would chill down a bit – quite a bit as far as I’m concerned. Enough with the 70′s and 80′s already! Bring on the 40′s, 50′s and okay – 60′s! It’s time to break out the turtlenecks, sweaters, and fleece vests!

This summer flew by crazy fast. We’ve been busy – especially the last half of July through August. Last week was my first week at home where we did not drive up north and back multiple times – or even once, for that matter. It was nice to rest. I still have a ton of projects, household stuff, etc… to catch up on before the next wave hits.

AnneShirley starts first grade tomorrow. FIRST GRADE! I’m not dealing with the anxiety issues I had last year over her going to school even though this year she will be gone the entire day rather than just a few hours. Will I miss her? Of course! But I’m in such a different place than I was last year at this time. So many good things have been happening and I feel like my “old self” again. It feels good.

I didn’t write any posts for August Moon during August, but I am “planning” on trying to write them in September to catch up as I really did want to participate. August got away from me, plain and simple.

This Fall will be busy. It’s Election time here in Wisconsin. The primary was in August and now the general election is November 4th. It’s a terribly important election too so I’m helping out where I can. In fact we are marching in a parade this morning. It looks like rain right now, I’m hoping we don’t get drenched during the parade!

So the Hershey Pumpkin Kisses are finally out at Target!!! I love Autumn. I love everything about Autumn. It’s a magical time. The pumpkins are ripening. What a joy to see them in the pumpkin patch at the farm. Soon the leaves will be shedding their summer attire in exchange for their Autumnal robes. :)

Ah sweet September, how I do adore thee. It’s going to be a fabulous Fall season. I can feel it.

Before I forget (not that I would), here is Earth, Wind and Fire singing “September” – ENJOY!

September – Earth, Wind and Fire

Hello Again.

Hello Again.

Sometimes I don’t know where I am.
At least when it comes to my writing and this blog. Especially this blog.
I used to love writing here. And then one day, I just did not.
I ask myself, what have I to write about that matters? The words used to tumble out of my fingertips to the keyboard effortlessly.
Then one day, I was like Eve in the Garden of Eden after she had eaten of the forbidden fruit. I noticed my nakedness. And I was ashamed.

There is a part of me that misses it though. There is another part of me that fights it and chastises the part of me that wants to write.

I’m listening to the part that misses it and diving back in.

We’ll see where it goes. August Moon is coming along at the perfect time I think. And also, Autumn is on the way. And you know how that makes me feel. :)

Hello again. I’ve missed you.


Spring Renewal

Spring Renewal

It’s been a month since I wrote anything here. It isn’t for lack of material. I guess you could say I’m building up my reserves! The last month has been a time of renewal. It’s been a time of venturing out, hiking, riding my mountain bike, taking pictures, planting flowers, mowing grass, soaking up sun, writing poetry again after a long dry spell and doing my best to live in the moment. It’s been wonderful - that is, aside from allergies!

The best way to describe how I am feeling these days is to say it is like waking up from a prolonged hibernation; a hibernation that lasted several years rather than just a season.

I got my fishing license for the year. We got our state park pass. I just need to get the trail pass for biking and the county park pass for up north and we’ll be set. Once my pumpkin is out of school for the summer break, we’ll be heading out and hitting the trails, the rivers and finding every adventure we can to make this summer one full of fun and discovery.

I’ve adopted the motto “Adventurous. Brave. Creative.” Sound familiar? It’s from “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” which is an excellent movie. I highly recommend it. It’s one of those movies that makes the spirit sing. It definitely inspired me. :)

Here’s to living. Here’s to adventure, courage and creativity.

Happy Saturday!


Flowers for our yard


Part of the Lime Kiln Trail at High Cliff Park


Spring beauty on the trail


Looking out over Lake Winnebago


Back on my bike after many years


Out for a hike


The Red Bird Trail at High Cliff Park


Canada Geese at Caldron Falls Reservoir


Caldron Falls Reservoir at Governor Thompson State Park


Fire tower at Governor Thompson State Park. I use to man one similar to this years ago.



Up at Governor Thompson State Park in Marinette County – Caldron Falls Reservoir.