It's still hot here, but not sizzling. The light has changed, and the nights have cooled off. I would love a year filled with Septembers if it was offered up to me.
I like woodsy things this time of the year, and we spent most of September in a cabin north of Santa Fe in the Pecos two years ago.
We brought some of our woodsy collections with us to make things homey, and had a fine time in the cool mountain air.
It's so easy to turn your focus to the fall things of life. September is the payoff month of country fairs, garden harvests, and fresh apple pies. And it's the reward that rises up after a too hot summer, or after the mild disappointment sets in that the months of freedom and sunny pleasures are at an end.
The windows get flung open to cool evening breezes and wonderful sleeping weather. This was our guest room welcoming visitors of another September. . . .
With a few cabin vignettes mixed in. . . .
My first September tablescape held a little suggestion of the bounty of the season.
It reminded me of how I love the gradual turning inward toward so many things to be glad of. The sort of feeling you get after a long sojourn when you're headed home. . . .
Are you beginning to settle into fall things too?
I hope you're enjoying a perfect weekend.
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