Thursday, September 2, 2010

seasons, rhythm, learning, life...

Oh September, surely one of the most loved months of all. The end of this summer, which has passed so very quickly.

August though, I am starting to figure out quite a bit about August... such an intense month, change sometimes seems forced upon you. There were some challenging days, it begins to feel like just so much... and then I remember that it is just August. Fiery summer, sulphery dragon...

Welcome the season of Michaelmas! Oh thank goodness. We are challenged to find the balance, we have no choice to but to be strong. And the beautiful world around us offers so much inspiration. It feels so good!

Hmm, now, I wrote the title of this post before I began writing, a few of the things that have been most in my mind...

We began our homeschool year this past week. It went very well, the first day was absolutely great! I have a few random pictures to share soon along with more about what we are working on. I know I keep mentioning 4th grade, but there is a little Kindergarten child too!

As always I have been putting a lot of thought into the rhythm of our days. Almost like I have been searching for it, wondering if we really have one, I think I am beginning to see the answer more clearly.

I'm sorry that almost everything I have to say right now is so brief and followed by a "I will tell you more about that later..."

But really, there is so much I do want to share here, and I will, and I thank you for coming here to visit with me.

Wishing you many days of peace as we anticipate the beautiful coming season!


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10 comments:

Sarah said...

Lovely post. I am ro ready for some seasonal change and balance.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Your brief but thoughtful statements mirror much of my work right now and I now appreciate even more the month of August and will remember to just let it be next year - to be a month of fiery change and unrest and accept the bit of unsettleness that seemed to last the month through.

September is such a welcome change.

Thinking lots about you Renee and I will be emailing you back later tonight.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Bending Birches said...

oh, I so love september, too:) look at all the cute little toadstools:) I swear, I am a huge fan of lovely fungus! hehe!

Melanie said...

Your train of thought is so similar to mine right now too Renee~ and we had our discussion about rhythm over email. :)
Beautiful pictures! I love September too. :)
<3

Jacqui said...

I love your pictures - the toadstool looks like it should have a fairy sitting on top. I love September - we can at last begin to breathe in and find the stillness. xx

tree said...

Lovely pictures, lovely post! Thank you for sharing!

Wabi-Sabi Wanderings said...

I think that September is a marvelous month too. I love autumn and the days leading up to it. I always feel so motivated at this time of year.

That toadstool is phenomenal!

Amanda said...

September means a lot to me as well. It doesn't get cooler here (in Arizona) until well into November, but I pretend it starts September 1st. Its my personal delusion.

We started homeschool this week also. Its my very first time, and its all brand new and exciting.

Wishing you a peaceful journey as you find your rhythm,
Amanda

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Your mushroom pictures are soooo pretty!!!

CrookedMoonMama said...

Yes, the mushroom photos are lovely. Are there really mushrooms like that red one? Never seen one here in CA like that. :)
Does your 4 year old join in circle time with your K? If you do circle time that is...just wondering.
xo