“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Time to Gather

September is the time to gather the things you will need to 
make it through the winter.

So when you are squirreling things away, you might want to check out your winter apparel to see what you need for the cold months ahead. Maybe a  pair of sweet mittens or a cozy for your coffee?


Check out my Ad Swapper friend Ada's new Etsy shop called Yes Sir, Yes Sir! She has some wicked good hand-knit items to get you through those cold winter months. When she's not knitting she's writing and also has a great blog called Of Woods and Words.

To get you in that fallish mood, I found a nice little poem for you to read by Nancy Crossland.


You've slumbered
'Neath cool velvet moss;
Summer's footsteps now fade,

Your cheeks kissed now
By September's glow,
Arise now
From summer's shade,

Wipe your eyes
Smooth your amber hair;
Look now!
Leaves falling
You must be aware;
A change there is
Now in the air,

Roses of summer now close
Gaze at chrysanthemums budding
Bursting in gold
Gather them now
On fleeting toes,

Prepare the way
For your sister, Fall
You are the maiden of September;
Dutiful sister,
Who must remember.

Nancy Ellen Crossland

Welcome September!


  1. That's a really lovely poem Diane. I can't believe summer is drawing to a close already! Our weather has been unseasonally warm but the tell tale sign are the earlier sunsets!

  2. Autumn has always been my favourite time of year!

  3. the beginning of autumn, when the world starts its transformation... I love autumn.

  4. Lovely poem! Autumn is a beautiful season here when our weather is nice. The leaves changing colours is quite a sight.

  5. Thanks for the introduction to Of woods and words - what a lovely blog.
    Thanks also for sharing such a lovely poem.

  6. Thank you all for visiting! We are having a couple of hot days this week and then back to more seasonal temperatures. It is really starting to look like fall here. ~Diane~

  7. Dear Diane - love the poem. Where has summer gone? I need to get busy squirreling things away for winter - thanks for the reminder - will check out your friend's blog - it sounds like a place I will enjoy. Take care and God Bless You.

  8. I welcome September with open arms!! Lovely poem!

  9. Beautiful poem Diane visiting your blog is always a peaceful and pleasurable experience.

  10. So very beautiful..love the poem..wonderful post!! Thanks for the link..I shall check it out!
    HUgs and happiness friend!


Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane