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!