Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Happy September

"September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."

- Alexander Theroux, 1981

Hmm, not so sure about the 'regret' part of that quotation but I certainly concur with the rest of it. 

So my dears, September has sashayed in, in a blaze of golden sunshine and warm delicious breezes.  Long may it continue!

I'm having a quiet evening just wandering around the garden, dead-heading the geraniums and enjoying the fact that the house is quiet.  My daughter is out celebrating exam results and college enrollment day with her friends at the local Balti house and my son is spending some time with his Dad.  Although I do enjoy the peace for a short time at least, in no time at all I find myself craving their banter and the sounds of bickering, loud music and silly giggling as they tease each other relentlessly. 

The garden is still splashed with colour, particularly as the dahlias are now popping into bloom. I love the colour of this one. 

The geraniums and bizzy lizzies are still flowering their little heads off and, thanks I think to a trim a few weeks ago, my lavenders are displaying an unexpected new flush of flowers.  I'm so pleased that I can continue to enjoy them for a good few weeks longer. I was going to share some more garden photographs with you but Blogger appears to be having a bit of a stress-out!

I'm off to find my craft bag I think and see if I can remember how to crochet!!  It's been months since I last picked up my hooky wand! 

September Blessings to you all - and thank you for dropping by.   

This is for you!!  


  1. Gorgeous dahlia!

    And 'Ta' for my flower, lol

  2. Hi Kim, Isn't it funny that the weather always seems to warm up and we have a mini heatwave when the children go back to school. Your right it's lovely to enjoy the flowers for a bit longer. Jane xx

  3. It has been very warm here during the day, but I have lit the fire in the evenings. We always hope for an Indian summer, don't we. My birthday is in early October and it always seems dry and bright.