Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Welcome September

On Monday I said to the girls, "Do you know that tomorrow is the first day of September?" Great excitement followed. They immediately started sewing special dresses for their littlest dolls. (because they were still, for days in a row now, just sewing away at little doll clothes.) The next morning was so golden, the sun shining in so bright through the windows at the back of the house, and the pine trees through the front windows all speckled with the golden sunlight. The girls were disappointed that Jason and I were up before them, they were trying to sneak upstairs to make us our cards. Apparently the first day of September called for special cards to be made. They dressed "special" too. Well, I didn't really have anything all that special planned for the day. Other than to be happy that September was here. I have been trying to be very patient with summer, but now I feel that it is fair to start looking forward to Autumn. The nature table did need some fresh flowers, so we headed out to the garden. Spent a while out there pinching off dead flower heads, decided to start leaving a few to go to seed to be gathered for next year. Transplanted a few small lettuces that we had started in containers. Filled our little jar with flowers and went back inside. And then I got a little carried away. I normally wouldn't have made any great changes to our nature table until the first day of autumn. But I just couldn't help myself. The flowers were so colorful, and it really needed more!

It is quite different than some of our past displays. I have never used any of our wooden trees on it before, and of course there has never been any wool. I usually save the pine cones for winter. The girls were very excited about the little gnome. I made it the other night, when I decided it would probably be a good idea to start with something small and simple before beginning the larger autumn figure, who really will not make her appearance until the equinox.

So Happy September to you all!

18 comments:

Tan Family said...

Happy September! I love how your kids made the day so special. Beautiful nature table. :)

sarah haliwell said...

What a lovely nature table. I especially like the gnome. And how sweet of your girls to want to make you cards! What beautiful spirits they must have.

goldenbird said...

How sweet that your girls were so excited about the first day of September. The nature table is a great idea and the flowers are so pretty. I'd like to do something like that in my home.

annh said...

Lovely nature table. Term has just started here and the Art room is just across the corridor. the teacher is starting a new project on textures and asked if I had anything she could use for her display table - so out came the pine cones, sea shells and a variety of dried flowers from the garden - dried poppy head seeds are just amazing. So I look forward to seeing the final projects from her students and yes Happy September.

Marina said...

Happy September! Your nature table is so beautiful, I love the flowers! It is so sweet your girls wanted to make you cards.

I love reading about your life, there is such a sweetness to it... thank you for sharing it with us :)

sara farmama said...

Oh I love September! We celebrate the first as though it's a holiday!
Happy September!
Sara

themagiconions said...

What a sweet nature table... those flowers are so beautiful. I am also secretly awaiting autumn... the end of summer here is SO HOT!
Thanks you so much for sharing on Friday's Nature Table.
Blessings and magic.

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Very Sweet table. WE don't actually do a table per say but I'd love to find the space for one. One of these days...:)

Thanks for stopping by. It's nice meeting new friends.

gardenmama said...

It certainly is a very special time of year, I love that your family celebrates the seasons in special ways. It sounds like you enjoyed a beautiful day : )

Sarah said...

September is one of my favorite months as well. I enjoyed checking out your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine~

Lisa said...

Happy September! I agree September should be celebrated!

Lisa :)

eringoodman said...

Doing a little blog catch-up tonight...what a beautiful post! (Belated) happy September to you!!!

Tahara said...

I also love September!...Your girls are very sweet and creative, making doll clothes and making the day special for you and Jason...

The nature table is lovely :-)

suzanne said...

Hello Renee

What a lovely Spring table. I love to do this with my little ones too. I love that the girls made a special day of the 1st of September. Happy Autumn to you!

Warm regards
Suzanne

Heather said...

Wow, this post is amazing. What a special way to bring in September, and how in tune your children must be with the gift of nature.
Coming to you blog for a daily read is always so inspirational.

Grace said...

Oh, Renee, this is beautiful and really gets me into the spirit!

Naturalearthfarm said...

What a beautiful post welcoming in September. What creative children you have and I am sure you have nurtured that.
Thank you for sharing.

leaningapplemama said...

last night, i was just wondering to myself if it was too early to start adjusting for the fall nature table:) and now this morning i just stopped by for a quick update on some blogs that i have missed lately and found your post! thanks for the go ahead!! now if i can just find my table amongst the mess;) happy september!