"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Welcome September...

...and all its splendor! We are having a quintessential autumn day with rain and wind. I enjoy hearing the rain tap on my window and the wind sing around my home. I have been cocooned in my quilt studio sewing the last section onto my latest charm quilt. All those warm colors which also say autumn.

Autumn colors are starting to come alive in the woods by Cranberry Cottage too. The Rowan trees are weighed down with berries at this time of year. I love the folklore surrounding this sweet tree. It is said to protect the dwelling it is planted near.

'Rowan tree and red thread
makes the witches tine their speed.'

A first tiny acorn falls to the ground as the first autumn winds blog...

'Best I love September's yellow,
Morns of dew-strung gossamer,
Thoughtful days without a stir,
Rooky clamours, brazen leaves.
Stubble dotted o'er with sheaves ~
Morre than Spring's bright uncontrol
Suit the Autumn of my soul.'

~ Alex. Smith

May this September bring you many gifts of color. Just go outside and look around....


Nancy said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, you are so nice. You put one of my very favorite songs on your blog. Moonlight Becomes You. Thanks my little Heidi. I will listen to it often.
Have fun at the cottage this weekend and Happy Birthday to Jos tomorrow.
Love you both, Mom

Reginas Cottage said...

Hi Heidi
We have here also rain and windy weather.Yes autumn is comming.I like
this season with all your beauty color.Your photos are wonderful.
I wish you a wonderful evening,
hugs Regina

Elizabethd said...

Red berries in the garden, walnuts nearly ready, roses over. Yes, Autumn is on its way.

Caroline said...

Autumn is definitely in the air... I just love the colours, scents, quality of the light. I always get excited every time it comes around!
Went blackberrying the other day, that was my autumn onset moment.
You are right, even the weather is playing ball at the moment...

Andylynne said...

It's falling rapidly to fall here also. I know what you mean about the air being different. We are having beautiful days, blue skys & soft breezes. We have had a wet summer though. I love Acorns, they are so magical. Not sure why, but as you posted previously. Gnomes and the like "do" come near. especially this time of year.

Brigitta said...

I love autumn, but not this rain!!! Greece for me next week yeah!!

Cindy at her Country Home said...

Begin met een lieve zucht, kom bij jou ook al zo in de mood voor herfst. Ik wacht nog even tot eind september en dan komt het seizoen bij ons "binnen" waaien. Heidi ik geniet zo van de muziek op je blog, luister naar Nat King Cole met "falling Leaves"... Kan jij niet een keer een cd samenstellen voor mij hahahah ;-))Lijkt me erg leuk en heerlijk als ik een avond aan het handwerken ben, is dit een idee? hihihih... Liefs van Cin X

Fluitenkruid said...

Heerlijk dit herfstweer en de sfeer die het met zich meebrengt al lijkt het erop dat we volgende week nog even gaan nazomeren.
groetjes Jannet

Saskia said...

Like yesterday with the strong wind, I love the fall.
Curtains clossed, burning scented candles, work on my quilting projects. Thank you mother nature for bringing the autumn.
Have a very special day today.
Give Jos a hug for me.
The 50 bokkepootjes come later...

Tracy said...

Lovely photos, Heidi... Autumn delights...Let us enjoy! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Tammy said...

Happy Autumn Heidi and Happy Birthday Jos!!!

Caroline said...

Hi Heidi,

I was going to post a new post but found your lovely comment so I am answering you first on that.
Is not it the best to receive new books! I have just ordered a whole lot again of bol.com, after a having a serious talk with myself, really I should not, but ooops, I have already pressed send now...
So, I know how you feel with the order that you had in today.
You asked how I was doing on my reading challenge, actually in a way not too bad. So far I have finished 16 books. So not that many to go, trouble is, only 8 of them feature on the list I posted, new books get in the way you see.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you are having splendid birthday celebrations with your husband. Enjoy the birthday meal!



Anonymous said...

I've seen acorns on the ground during the last couple of weeks, especially after the severe storms we had. I like to go out and look for conkers too, but have to get out fast to beat the squirrels!

Enjoy the colours of Autumn Heidi.

Marie x