Friday, September 19, 2008

September Delights

Summer and autumn fuse into each a mild wonder of too-soft days."
H.E. Bates, "Through the Woods"

Melissa at The Inspired Room posted a list of 20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn. That inspired me to think of my own delights in this wonderful season. What are yours? If you post a list I'd love to read it - even a list of one thing!

My September Delights

1. Long walks with the sun shining and a cool breeze playing against my face.
2. Making (and eating) soup.
3. Reading in a pool of lamplight with a few candles burning.
4. Apple Crisp.
5. Dahlias in all their sizes, shapes and colours.
6. Bittersweet acknowledgment that the days are shortening rapidly.
7. Scuffling through dry leaves.
8. Collecting pine cones.
9. The warm smell of vanilla in sauces and desserts.
10. Gathering around the table with my family.
11. Sewing with wool and corduroy.
12. Snuggling on the couch with my husband to watch a movie.
13. Baking bread.
14. Starting new programs - church and community.
15. Connecting with friends after summer's travels.
16. Admiring the jewel tones of the jars of homemade jams lined up in the pantry.
17. Savouring the last fruits of summer - plums, fall berries, peaches
18. Hot Chocolate.
19. Pancakes and sausage for breakfast, with maple syrup and the last of the strawberries.
20. Birthday season (my son, my youngest daughter and my son-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and 2 nephews have September birthdays)


  1. Thanks for stopping by today! I love #10 on your list. I wish I knew how to make the items in #16, but I don't so I have to settle with jam from the local farmer's market. I'm so glad you decided to share these things with us!

  2. Oh, a divine list! There are so many things to love about autumn!

    So glad you shared. Thanks, Lorrie!

    Fall blessings,

  3. Anonymous3:10 PM

    WOW we would definitely get along!! i could have written your list, or atleast i live most of it each fall!! ENJOY! jkj

  4. What a wonderful list! Many of yours are the same as mine. Happy Fall!

  5. Anonymous3:27 AM

    I adore Dahlia's too - lovely to see them on your list too :))

  6. Anonymous6:35 AM

    Making and eating soup! Snuggling! Reading!

    You have a fabulous list here. I agree with so many of them!

  7. Hi Lorrie,

    Lots of talent going on here- love those flowers. I would pin them on my blouse (sweater when it cools down here). The muffin recipe sounds yummy. When we do have a chill in the air, I will try it.

    We are hoping to do a little drive today so we might experience a bit of fall. 103 here today, 83 in Prescott so it really isn't that cool. Any change though will be fun.


  8. You wrote those so beautifully, you kind of took me there...


  9. Hi Lorrie...Your September Delights are pretty close to hubby has a September birthday.

    Love your napkin holder in the post romantic looking.

    Hugs, Nancy

  10. I can't wait for the season to change. Thanks for all the reminders of why I love this season so much.

  11. Terrific list & I must agree with a lot of them~!

  12. Suffice it to say that your creativity for Birthday gifts is a huge part of autumn as well. What a line-up of Birthdays!

    I love your list and blog!


  13. Oh yes! Apple Crisp! I forgot that one...

  14. What a good list! Baking bread sure sounds good...all of the things on your list sound good! Happy first day of Autumn!

  15. Hooray for birthday seasons! Such a cozy list, Lorrie. :o)

  16. Love your Autumn list!

  17. I love your list. Beautiful things about Fall.

  18. Oh, I loved your inspiring list of things to cherish about this lovely season!

  19. Beautiful Autumn list!


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