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September 7, 2014

September Sigh

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September always feels like an ending to me. The end of summer. The end of my days of freedom. The end of hot weather that I love. The end of bright green freshness. The end of my garden. The end of rampantly blooming flowers.
The end of sitting on the beach in a bathing suit. And since last year, the end of having my whole family under one roof.

I know September can be a beautiful month. The weather can continue to be warm and lush, even if mornings sometimes start of with a chill. Delicious fresh apples and concord grapes come into season.
Ripe concords
My toes can still enjoy the fresh morning dew. But, in the back of my mind, I know that changes of the season are inevitable. For these reasons, September arrives for me with a bit of sadness in it.

This September morning has me reflecting.

There is so much good in my life right now. I really shouldn’t be sighing like this at all. I get up and go to work each morning with a big dopey grin on my face. I am absolutely loving my temporary position as 6th grade math teacher. I’m feeling good physically. Got my hair cut yesterday and that is always a mental boost. In fact, my hairdresser (who I’ve been with for over 20 years, wow!) called me “hot mama math teacher” as I got out of her chair. Brought another big dopey grin to my face.

Morning is breaking into what looks like could be a truly beautiful day.
Morning has broken
The oppressive humidity that has seized this region for the last few days has moved on and there is a new freshness in the air.

Maybe, just maybe, I could stop seeing September as an ending. Every ending brings another beginning, right?
Still here (mini dahlia)
Still trying – just like me!


  1. I’m sorry that you feel down about fall coming, but I’m ready for it. I like the changing seasons, each one giving me fresh energy to begin new projects and create new goals. It’s also when my house gets a good scrubbing from top to bottom. ; )

    Comment by Katie — September 7, 2014 @ 10:42 am | Reply

    • It is a phase I go through every year. Soon enough, I will be happy to be picking apples!

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2014 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  2. Hot mama math teacher–gotta love it! I have a big dopey grin on my face right now, too, just thinking about it. And, yes, this can be the season for sighing.

    Comment by Kathy — September 7, 2014 @ 10:43 am | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy. My hairdresser is a hot ticket. I think I sigh so much because as beautiful as fall can be, I know where it is headed!

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2014 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

  3. Fall is my favorite season – with spring running a very close second – yet I have been feeling
    that sadness too. It comes and goes at will often for no apparent reason. But the sun shines, the air has a wonderful crispness to it and there are still smiles to be had.

    Comment by Carol — September 7, 2014 @ 10:56 am | Reply

    • I agree Carol – lots more smiles to be had and outdoor time to be enjoyed before that “other” season that shall go unnamed is upon us!

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2014 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

  4. I’m a fall / cool weather girl, so the end of summer (which is still a couple of weeks away on the calendar) is the beginning. Once the first frost happens, I can go back into “my” woods. I am banished from it during the hot, buggy, boggy, summer. I love the scent of the leaves in the fall and scuffing through the as they drift along the way. I love that the beaches are abandoned and we “dog folk” have them back till spring.

    I don’t like to think about what comes AFTER Fall. Yuck.

    Glad you are enjoying your job and your new “do” …

    Comment by sybil — September 7, 2014 @ 1:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sybil.
      So not ready to think about that first frost! Hoping that is still quite a bit aways.

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2014 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  5. A beautiful blog as usual. I feel torn in September..The warmth that I love will be leaving but the apples and fall leaves I love will be coming. I more than hate the “other” season. I can’t bear the thought of being so cold and so frightened to drive to work on slick roads.
    I do feel warmth today at the thought of your big dopey smile!

    Comment by trish49 — September 7, 2014 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Mom. 😀 <—– me

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2014 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

  6. I am so glad to hear you’re loving your new job, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you that it leads you to another good adventure. I love your reflections, both in images and words. September is made for sighs, I think. Endings and beginnings call for a good sigh (which, the experts say, can be very relaxing).

    Comment by Robin — September 7, 2014 @ 4:57 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Robin. I took advantage of the lovely day, and a deep sigh, to relax out in the sunlight today. Don’t know how many days of that will be left this year!

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2014 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  7. Yes, from SF to MA, from hot fall (the real summer in the bay area) to cool days leading to…I agree, let’s never say the ‘W’ word, just like Voldemort!!!

    Comment by roughwighting — September 14, 2014 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

    • Well, if you are going to be in MA, maybe a blogger-meet-up could be in order! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — September 14, 2014 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

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