Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Welcome September!

Rocking chair
Happy September! I am so excited that this month has arrived, because it means the start of my favorite season. I'm looking forward to pumpkin patches, decorating, and baking, and especially cooler weather. I hope you enjoy these pictures from past Septembers...

Pumpkin Centerpiece
First pumpkin of the season.

Pumpkin

Autumn candle

Acorn squash
Acorn squash baked with maple syrup.

Gingerbread cupcakes
Gingerbread Cupcakes. Recipe HERE.

Candles

~September~

We made ourselves a castle
Once after school was out;
We raked the leaves together
To wall it all about.

We made a winding pathway
Down to the school-yard gate.
And there we worked with might and main
Until the day grew late;

Until one bright star twinkled
Above the maple tree,
And lights shone down on village street
As far as we could see.

We planned that every recess
We'd come out there to play,
But in the night it blew so hard
Our castle blew away.
K. Pyle


What are you looking forward to this month?

44 comments:

LBP said...

I am so excited it's almost fall! I haven't started pulling out my fall decor yet, but hope to get to it this weekend.

I love fall festivals, cool nights sitting by the fire pit, heading over to the apple orchard, the smell of wood fires, what's not to like about fall!

Blessings

Linda

Gracie said...

I adore september, for me it's the real beginning of the year! Plus it's my birthday month!

Judy said...

It seems like I haven't visited in so long. I so welcome September. I think most everyone loves fall.

Anna said...

I am looking forward to decorating my house with gorgeous leaves in fall colors. I am also looking forward to wonderful soups and stews and, of course, baking!!!

Kimberly said...

I love everything about Autumn!!! I am looking forward to the apples--pies, preserves, apple cider, apple butters--I love it all!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli, I did enjoy looking at the pictures you shared from the past.

Fall is my favorite season too. I am looking forward to the colors of fall. We will take a drive to the local wildlife refuge and see so many colors, birds, etc. Wish you and your family were here to go with us.

I am also looking forward to all of your posts the next few months. You do such a good job of celebrating the season. Thanks for sharing.

Love, Debbi

Linda C said...

Great pictures to put us in the mood for fall decorating, Kelli:) Always lovely!

I have a post up about my memories of the first day of school. Come by for a visit if you get a chance:)

Linda C

Carmen said...

I'm looking forward to exactly what you mentioned. I think it's time I start busting out my own fall decor! Woo hoo!

JD said...

Great pictures...I'm looking forward to seeing family that will be visiting from out of state...

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Okay, I am now inspired to go out to the garage for my fall decorations.

Even though I think something small and with fur is hiding in there (the perils of living in the country).

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli you know I love everything Fall....cant wait! 20 days!!

devildogwife said...

I always enjoy seeing how you decorate your home for the seasons. I look forward to new pictures from this year.

We're still waiting for cooler weather here. I am missing the seasons right now...

Barbara H. said...

We had our first brush of cool weather this week, and I am luxuriating in it. Just perfect -- relief from the heat but not cold yet.

Lovely images -- those cupcakes look especially inviting.

suzel said...

Hello Kelly,
like you I love the month of september, it's the month my children are born, it's month they go back to school and in our little town in the french alps the month who's quiet and we waiting about the first snow.
Kisses from France

Cindy said...

I love fall!!
What beautiful pictures you have of your falls.
cindy

Terri said...

It's my favorite season of the year! I look forward to all the decorations, smells and sights of autumn. :-)

Nancy M. said...

Beautiful! I love the recipes.

Danielle said...

Very nice, Kelli. I love when you welcome a new month

Nancy said...

Your post is so beautiful that you amost have me convinced that I should let summer go! It's just that summer took so long getting here this year and brrrrr -I'm not looking forward to winter!
~Nancy

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Hohoroo said...

Hi Kelli,
Loved looking at your pictures ..you always inspire me with your pictures and recipes. I enjoy your blog so much ,..especially love the Show N Tell Fridays ! Thanks for sharing..Happy Fall to you!!!
~Holly~

Marie said...

Love the decorations. I am getting excited about putting my "stuff" out. It has felt like Fall here this week. The weather has been absolutely beautiful.

ladybugsmom said...

I'll be giving our home a fall look this weekend. Hope you don't mind if I borrow some of your great ideas

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Fall colors, smells, and baking most of all. And of course, the weather. I love FALL!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Kelli~ ~ ~I guess fall is on the way, (sigh) I really will miss summer. Love the warm weather. I enjoyed your post and I'll visit again soon. It's nice to meet you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Deborah said...

I actually used to dread September because it meant having to send the children back to school. Now that we've been homeschooling I look forward to fresh starts, new books, cooler days, and the colours of late summer. Pure blues, deep gold, purple, tinges of red and yellow, and of course orange starting to crop up here there and everywhere.

Jackie said...

I am looking forward to having all the garden in, the sound of children playing in the fallen leaves, and the lovely smells of baking in the air.

God bless.

The Southern Housewife said...

Even though I'm in Texas too, the weather is getting nicer and nicer. Am I too early to put up my fall decor stuff? Yikes! I'm so nervous! Don't know what to do!

JavaMama said...

Beautiful decorations! I am so in love with this coming season and can't wait to get my decorations out of he closet.

JOYfully in Him,
Kelli

Just Mom said...

I'm looking forward to watching the leaves turn colors. I love fall. :-D

Sharon Kay said...

Your Autumn decorating is som pretty. I will start decorating for the season next week, I like you love this time of the year....My favorite.....Sharon K

dot said...

Things are looking good at your house! I'm looking forward to cooler weather and fall colors.

Colleen said...

I am so excited about Fall that I am already starting to decorate. I LOVE IT. My favorite time of the year. Right now I am "fall cleaning" and then the serious decorating begins. I can't wait for stews, apple pies, chilli, chicken pot pie....yummy!

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) I love September, too! I hope that yours will be a lovely one... Q

Susan B said...

I love all your decorations! And the pumpkin cupcakes...I love pumpkin. I'm looking forward to that...pumpkin pie! Yum!! Also cooler weather, wearing a sweater, leaves changing color, apples and homemade applesauce, burning fall candles....fall is one my favorite seasons!!

glorv1 said...

Your fall colors are so pretty. Kelli you always do wonders with everything you do. Take care.

Love Bears All Things said...

Me too.
Mama Bear

Heather said...

Oh your pictures are lovely. You do such beautiful things. I wish I was that creative :-)
I LOVE fall. My favorite time of the year. I have already started burning my apple candle and put my wreath and tablecloth on. I just couldn't help myself. I love the bix boxes of pumpkins at the grocery and walking up and down the isles at the store looking at all the orange goodies. What a beautiful time of year. Even here in Texas...lol. I just close all the blinds, light a candle and pretend its cool.

Jessica said...

No doubt one of my favorite things to look forward to is making the caramel apple recipe from the Seasonal Delights magazine you published a couple years ago. They are always a BIG hit around here.

Happy Fall.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just a beautiful month..September..and a beautiful post to go with it!

Storybook Woods said...

Happy September, it looks like you are off to a perfect start xoxoxo Clarice

Rachel C Miller said...

I found your site and It is really a warm and lovely place to visit. Glad I stopped by.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Love this beautiful autumn post. Mmmmm...I can almost smell that delicious maple-y baked squash!!
♥ Rebecca

Mrs. U said...

Everything is so pretty, Kelli! I'm sure you must have one of the loveliest homes in our country!! So warm and welcoming!!!

And thank you for sharing this poem. I got teary eyed when I read it thinking about all the fun my sister and I had when we were little and played in the leaves. :)

His,
Mrs. U