474. For summer there, bear in mind, is a loitering gossip, that only begins to talk of leaving when September rises to go. ~George Washington Cable

September days have the warmth of summer
in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings
a prophetic breath of autumn.
The cricket chirps in the noontide,
making the most of what remains of his brief life.
The bumblebee is busy among the clover blossoms
of the aftermath, and their shrill and dreamy hum
hold 
the outdoor world above the voices
of the song birds, now silent or departed.
~Rowland E. Robinson

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Whew! Am I glad August is over!!! It’s still extremely hot, but at least September, bearer of the autumnal equinox, holds the possibility that later in the month we’ll be blessed with our first cool, crisp morn. Although autumn’s voice nor breath are yet discernible, its harbingers have alerted my eyes and therefore my camera. So with forbearance I shall press on through the remainder of the “heat beast’s” reign, knowing and delighting in the fact that its days are numbering fewer and fewer. Perhaps one day I shall be able to embrace the idea that “the discipline of blessings is to taste each moment, the bitter, the sour, the sweet and the salty, (even the insanely hot) and be glad for what does not hurt.” Indeed, God has lots of work left to do in me.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… ~Ecclesiastes 3:1   ✝

11 thoughts on “474. For summer there, bear in mind, is a loitering gossip, that only begins to talk of leaving when September rises to go. ~George Washington Cable

  1. We’ll go together –forging our way through the furnace 🙂 and the thought of stewed apples, swathers, mugs of warm cider…I am sooo ready—and perhaps it is our bearing the day after day of the hot, the humid, the same ol same ol, is the beginning of the discipline. . . 🙂
    Here’s to cooler temps and brilliant colors 🙂
    wooohoooo—hugs and love—Julie

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    • Oh I am sooooooooooo ready for fall and all its lovely sights and sounds and tastes!!!! We shall forge ahead together missy. Upward and onward!!! Discipline and patience have not always been my strong suit, and the Lord keeps trying to chip away at my resistance. Here’s to cooler temps and brilliant colors for sure!!!! Woooohoooo and wooohooo!
      Lots and lots of hugs, N 🙂

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    • I love September too! And Octtober even more because by then we might really be having some cooler weather. But it’s an expensive month for us as both James, I, our daughter, and our two grandsons all have birthdays in October. I pray all is well with you Trini. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂

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