Tuesday, September 01, 2009


When one lives in the south, but one's heart is in the north, September 1st is a milestone to cherish. I breathe a sigh of relief, clutching the misty morning of this day in glad thanksgiving, worn out from the heated summer race to drag myself past August's finish line, and now my soul wears a deep smile of satisfaction.

The weather here will still be suitable for air-conditioning for awhile yet, but even so, subtle changes are becoming discernible to the senses. The green of summer begins to fade ever so slightly, the crickets are singing, the cicadas are buzzing, and the air smells...how do I put it into words? Full, fertile, mellow.

And September hath introduced herself today as quite a lady. She dawns much cooler than usual, with a blessed north wind washing over the land.

"To everything there is a season..." And the Lord be praised for that fact!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:17 AM

    I also live in the South and have a heart for my native North. We do not have much change of weather throughout the year but I do cherish what we have. If I lived again in the North I would as my relatives told me this weekend, "Love the fall but not look forward to the winter snow storms." Especially as I grew older. If I could just stay home throughout them it would be another but to drive on the ice and snowy roads is another story. But I still like to dream..... :) My heart is though back where my people were, now they are almost totally gone. :( Sarah


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