Tuesday, August 31, 2010


The breezes taste

Of apple peel.

The air is full

Of smells to feel-

Ripe fruit, old footballs,

Burning brush,

New books, erasers,

Chalk, and such.

The bee, his hive,

Well-honeyed hum,

And Mother cuts


Like plates washed clean

With suds, the days

Are polished with

A morning haze.

John Updike, September

I am linking today with Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday


Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Happy September Sue! I love September -- one of my favorite months of the year :)


Jenglamgirl said...

LOVE IT SUE! what a wonderful reminder of my favorite season. Hope your night is well. HUGS, jen

Maria said...

Hi Sue! It's a great poem to start the school year too!
The rose is lovely ... it reminds me of the way my roses look now!


I loved your post on the Great River Road! The bird's nest name card holders are so adorable! Your silver chargers are amazing AND the deals you got ~ super !
Hope your week is sweet dear ♥
ps. things are going well here, Dad "officiated" in the making of applesauce muffins ~ He loves his homemade muffins!
The physical therapist comes twice a week... he cooperates like a gentleman, but would really rather do things to his comfort.
School starts next Tuesday. The kids come on Wednesday. I don't know how I'll get out of the house by 7am!
I love staying in my jammies until 8 :o)
Back to setting three alarms LOL

Light and Voices said...

Fall is my favorite time of year!
Joyce M

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love the poem. Fall is my favorite season.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Beautiful rose Sue
You know it is the 1st of Spring here in Australia... yippee... I've been madly taking shots of all the new blossoms ... just beautiful

Have a great week xxx Julie

Luna Miranda said...

i love the poem. and your rose bud is very pretty.

Becky K. said...

Ahhh....September. The month of my birth. No wonder I love it so.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Can you believe that Sept is here? The last few months of the year will just fly by, as usual. Hope we all take the time to enjoy everyday and savor each moment.

Carla said...

Another beautiful post! I have trouble deciding if your blog should be a fabulous magazine, or a series of gorgeous coffee table books...or both!! :)

LindyLouMac said...

I enjoyed the Saturday drive just now and now these great words about September. I cannot believe it is September already though.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog, I hope you will visit again, the header picture is the harbour where we live.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I must be in a sentimental mood but this poem almost made me cry! We have a chill in the air and the kids are a school and where did the summer go? Joni

Relyn said...

My favorite line is the breezes tasting of apple peel. How lovely. I love, love, love September.

Drawn to The Sea said...

You had me at "The breezes taste of apple peel."
Lovely day to you!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Enjoyed the poem and lovely rose photo! Can't wait for some cooler weather and all the Fall festivals coming up. Nothing like some hot apple cider.

daylily777 said...

Very beautiful , pic & poem !

dee dee said...

These are all the reasons I love fall!
Dee dee

Linda said...

I love Fall as well....everything about it!

The Tablescaper said...


I'm kicking and screaming leaving summer, but your poem puts me in a good place.

- The Tablescaper

koralee said...

Yahooooo its September...happy dance. xoxoxo

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

A beautiful poem, a lovely rose, and your lavender background is stunning!
Have a wonderful day!

Jean said...

Lovely! September is my favorite month too.