Monday, 1 September 2014

Bye Bye August......

It's been fab......

It was Louis Armstrong that sang about 'those lazy, hazy, crazy, days of summer'........Well in the UK the first half was fan-tas-tic, but the second half of summer was like November with leaves!

It must be all the years getting my boys ready for school, but I love the beginning of September.

To me, it means a new project, new things, the start of a new term.

There's also a change - in the weather - in the colours around us - in what we eat and what we wear.

I'm looking forward to......

Jewel berry colours......

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Autumn leaves......

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And the sweeping of them......

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Sweaters......

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And boots......

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And just that general feeling of wrapping up warm......

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Hope you're looking forward to September and have a lovely week,

Lizx


25 comments:

  1. Dear Liz, I have been feeling miserably wretched about the autumn this year. I don't know why - perhaps because the weather has been so grey for the last couple of weeks. However, your post full of so many images of the good things about autumn have spurred me on......walking on crisp autumn leaves is something that keeps us all young and cosy evenings snuggled under a blanket on the sofa is never to be sniffed at. Take care. Imogen xx

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    1. Hi Imogen,
      The title of your blog says it all! 'Purely Hopeful'
      Let's hope we get a bit more sun, and our Autumn looks as glorious as the images!
      Xx

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  2. Hi Liz, yes, you're right - an Indian summer would be nice ... we had that quite often since we moved to England. Totally agree with you and really like September - always feels like a fresh start after a long summer, with lots of energy! And of course the beginnings of autumn, just love it! Have a good start to the term. Caroline x

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    1. Yes, Caroline - I don't know why I always feel like this in September - I don't in January when it is a new start.
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  3. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons and I always hope it will take a long time before autumn will start. I don't like cold and rainy days, it makes me happy to be outside, feeling the sun on my skin...wearing summer clothes.

    So I always need time to accept the coming months :-)! But I like the wonderful images of autumn you show us!

    Hugs, Ingrid

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    1. I agree with you Ingrid about the rain. It's the worst thing.
      In the Uk we often have pleasant Autumn days and winters that are grey and wet. I definitely prefer Autumn!!
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  4. Dear Liz,

    I always consider September as the beginning of the year. But I struggle to let go of summer in the knowledge that days shorten and remain short until March. You are right though; September is a beautiful, auspicious month. Bring of the knitting, I say!

    Stephanie

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    1. I know what you mean about the days shortening. A definite drawback.
      I'm not a knitter Stephanie, but I am a 'sweater girl '! Happy days.
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  5. Dear Liz - I feel a certain amount of melancholy at this time of year which is not helped by being a Virgo which means another year has just past by for me.
    Having just seen your post though it has given me the lift I needed, and I am now raring to go and ready to embrace September too.

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    1. Hi Rosemary,
      The months (and years) are whizzing by aren't they?
      Somebody will mention the 'C' word anytime soon !
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  6. We are ready for fall here, too. Love these looks!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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    1. I can imagine your Fall will look just like the images Phyllis. Beautiful.
      Xx

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  7. Me too, Liz! September always has been my favorite month! Always meant new beginnings to me. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Is it because we're hanging on to summer warmth for a little bit longer? I always feel energised in September.
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  8. Lovely autumn and even winter images, but it is not yet so far, weather has changed into lovely sunny days again and according to the weather forcast it will be nice all week. I am glad, but I like autumn too, only not the endless sweeping of leaves.

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    1. Yes, Janneke - I probably shouldn't do the weather report. The temperature has risen again in the Uk, it' s positively balmy!!
      As for the leaves, isn't it a shame we can't leave them on the ground - they look so lovely!!
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  9. We must have been on the same wavelength this morning Liz! I have just written a post on new beginnings and change at this time of year…..I love it, and would hate to live without the changing of our seasons. I am heading off to warmer parts for a week soon, but shall be very excited to return to all that September and Autumn has to offer!

    Sophia x

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    1. I used to always enjoy 'school shopping', but having boys - they weren't nearly as interested as I was!
      Always feel like I have a new burst of energy in September - thought it was just me - but seems others feel the same way too!
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  10. I enjoy Fall too. I get to wear all my pretty sweaters:-). I almost always change something up around the house too. xx

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    1. Yes Stacey, I look forward to layering on sweaters too, and I always seem to have a new burst of energy for new projects.
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  11. Dear Liz,

    Although spring is my favourite season, I do like autumn as well. The crispness in the air, the colours, warm cardigans...You found some beautiful photo's to accompany your post!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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    1. Spring is a joy too Madelief. Particularly for gardeners!
      I love a warm cardigan too!
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  12. Hello Liz,
    So, you had a fab August! Here in the Périgord we had the most weird weather, falling leaves, sweaters and boots (in August!).
    But now - since beginning of September - the most beautiful blue sky, sunshine and temperatures up to over 40 degrees in afternoon! Just like it would be August. Lazy - Hazy - Crazy! !

    Lovely post, lovely colors!
    Best wishes for a sunny weekend,
    Karin

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  13. Hello Liz, great post with wonderful images. I love this time of year, I find it invigorating and exciting, and it will soon be time to light the fire....hooray! Love Linda x

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  14. First time here. What a lovely blog! Plants and flowers, gardens and gardening are my thing too. I am a professional gardener with no intention of retiring. What would I do? Garden..? By the way, it was Nat King Cole who sang that song. But what a lovely song it is. And a refreshing reference.

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