Welcome September!

It is September! If you see someone skipping down the sidewalk kicking their heels and laughing with uncontrollable delight, that’s probably me. ๐Ÿ™‚ No I’m not crazy. I’m just excited! I can’t help it. I always get giddy when September comes around. This is the beginning of my favorite time of year – Autumn. Oh sweet bliss. Pumpkins, pumpkin chai, pumpkin tea, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pie, pumpkin kisses, pumpkin butter, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer, pumpkin candles, pumpkin cake, pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins.

It’s not pumpkin time yet, I know, but soon it will be and I LOVE it! (Although, you should see my kitchen because it is decorated with pumpkins and Fall leaves year-round.)

September is the gateway month to the best part of the year. There is a delicious stillness as the land begins preparations for its Winter repose. Soon the trees will don their Autumnal robes and the fields of corn will rattle like old bones in the brisk evening breeze. Cooler temperatures also means it will soon be time to break out the turtlenecks, the pullovers, the fleece vests and my grandma’s goose down comforter. No more Summer clothes, I can dress in my beloved layers again! And oh how I live for those Autumn evenings by the fire sipping Fireside Coffee and reading a book while snuggled up in a cozy afghan.

Bring it on oh beautiful September! I am more than ready for you! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

And ย of course, I cannot let the first of September pass without playing the song, “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. It’s just such a fun, lively song. I’ve always liked it.


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  1. I was already excited about fall but now you’ve heightened my excitement even more! It’s such a cozy season. I love it.

    Thanks for sharing your love.

  2. I saw this pop up on Twitter, and got a huge grin on my face. Knowing how much you love this time of year, and how giddy you are is wonderful to see. Enjoy, my friend. May you have a prolonged autumn.

    • Amanda, Winter can be brutal. I love it for the first couple months and then February – I start to tire of it. But I love December and January. Here’s to a joyful season of warmth and fun!

  3. I’m with Amanda–I detest winter and I’m used to thinking of fall as the end of my bright sunny bliss and the beginning of the snow and gray. But in the spirit of your post (and Roxanne, who has taught me to find comfort in transitional times), I am going to enjoy pumpkin time for what it is–full of color and harvesty-good smells–and what it is not–which is winter.

    • Kim, I know you don’t like Winter and I’m praying that we have a very prolonged Autumn. I hope you can enjoy Autumn as I do and revel in its splendor as I do. I shall do my best to share my giddiness with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I LOVE this post… and the music, oh the music! (I am stuck in a 70s time warp, as I noted on another blog this past week…even though I was but a babe in the bassinet when most of those songs were playing. I swear my mom played music in my crib – hence my ability to sing lyrics to 70s songs I didn’t think I knew!)

    And, Tracy, your words are music of their own! “delicious stillness as the land begins preparations for its Winter repose. Soon the trees will don their Autumnal robes and the fields of corn will rattle like old bones in the brisk evening breeze.”

    So lovely and delicious! You are making me MISS the seasons -you did such a fabulous job of portraying that glorious time of year. Maybe I need to get back over to my neck of the woods for fall! We won’t be donning turtlenecks in the desert for a long time this winter – if at all!

    • Thanks, Melissa! I love the 70’s. I grew up listening to so many ranges of music and the 70’s reminds me totally of my childhood. This song especially just makes me over-the-top happy. I play it almost every year on my blog. LOL. I had a blog before this one called “Cerebral Convergence”. Thank you for your compliments. I so appreciate them. I hope you can visit your neck of the woods for Autumn! I just love the Fall color. Happy September!

  5. Oh we think alike. Except in addition to pumpkin I am waiting for fresh cranberries which I will stock pile like nuclear winter is coming. I make many pumpkin/cranberry combinations- my favorite. Sigh. Not too long now!

    • I’m with you on the cranberries, Sara! I start stocking up on them as soon as they are available. This is the first year I ran out before June! I cook almost everything with cranberries. They are so tasty and healthy! They are REALLY good in zucchini bread too! Thanks for the comment! Happy Fall!

  6. You know I share your enthusiasm about fall (as well as the British rendition: autumn). I miss New England more than ever right now: turning leaves, the smell of maple and pumpkin, that scent of the first few fireplaces being lit. Please soak in all the sights and sounds for the two of us.

    • Ah, I love the word Autumn. I run back and forth between the two words Fall and Autumn because they both delight me. I shall soak in all the sights and smells and share them with you as I can! HUGS!

  7. Oh my, you sure nailed it!! Like Kim, I used to get really sad when fall came around. Now I’ve learned to love all the things you mentioned, and see that it ushers in the holiday season! (But Jan., Feb and March I can still do without.) ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’m so glad. Enjoy it! I can’t wait to come down there because Autumn in Chicago is just awesome! We’ll have to get some pumpkin chai!

  8. PERFECT song for the day! I love September, too, but hold special affection for November and whichever month chooses to display the most wintry awesomeness. I think I was an Eskimo in a prior life. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gingerbread lattes! HELLO!

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