September 13, 2013

Septembers



"[T]hat old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, 
vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air ... 
Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee 
in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer." 


If there is one thing Illinois does right, it's Septembers. As a little girl, September meant only one thing: my birthday. But as time went on, it began to mean new pencils and notebooks, putting up tank tops and trading them for sweaters, and country fields being plowed over into dusty flatness once again.

We spent this evening walking a path that wound through a usually quiet park, made vibrant with jazz musicians and lumineers for a special jazz night there. And when my scarf, Millie's sweater, and the blanket in Sky's arms carrying a sleepy Walter weren't enough to keep us warm anymore, we turned back towards home before our teeth began chattering.

And during those hours, September tested the waters and slowly crept in, really and truly. It might sneak away again and not be back for a few more days, but we've had the first taste and can't wait for more. There are pumpkins to pick, boots to wear, and more chilly nights to brave together.

I'm ready.


9 kind comments from you:

jax from the harmon squad said...

I love the photos!! And miss fall... I love the desert, but it isn't quite the same.

Amanda said...

I'm ready too. Unfortunately Georgia is not. :( Definitely what I miss about the Midwest. However we are supposed to have a cool down this weekend. For that I am stoked!

Michelle said...

LOVE.

Chantal said...

I wish it felt like September here sometimes!

Julie Monroe said...

I miss midwest falls :(

Fran said...

I wish Septembers were like that here - so far, the coolest it's been is 70-something. AKA, not okay.

petal and plume said...

your blog is oh so lovely!
xx

Jen said...

I just love your blog, it always makes me smile.

____j said...

Definitely jealous of your cooler weather!

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