We close another month and, mercifully, are one step closer to being done with 2020! PJ’s prompt for September’s was Snap Away! Open-ended, for sure. And, lends itself to a lot of interpretations.
So let’s start with the end of summer. The hummers are still circling the feeders and showing no sign of heading south yet. They’ve been such a joy to watch this summer. I’ll hate to see them go. They were even bold enough to hover close to us while sitting on the patio.
……and all at once, summer collapsed into fall. ~Oscar Wilde
It’s official. Autumn is here and time to dig out those cute boots and cozy sweaters from storage. Nothing says Autumn like 90F degree afternoons…..said no one ever in the Midwest. But, at least it can look like Autumn.
With all these lovely tokens of September days are here, with summers best of weather and the autumns best of cheer. ~Helen Hunt Jackson
School has started and Peanut and Twix are back with their butts in seat at their respective schools with mask mandates and no outside visitors. Peanut is navigating middle school and taking band class. And, yes, her instrument of choice is the trombone! It’s almost as big as she is. She is also in choir along with her core academic classes. One cannot instill a love for the arts too early in a child’s education!
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. ~Plato
Twix successfully found her class on the first day of school without any parental involvement and is well on her way to becoming an accomplished first grader. We explored two local museums; the Museum of Art and Archeology, and the Museum of Anthropology. As amazing as all the historical exhibits are, she really loves the colorful Chihuly pieces on display. I have to agree…they are nothing short of amazing. Again, one cannot instill a love for the arts too early in a child’s education!
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done. ~
There’s a fungus among us. While on the lookout for the unusual, I noticed an old stump in our backyard is slowly being taken over by some of mother nature’s more interesting coverings. Some might say, ewwwwww, but if you look closely, these “attachments” are amazingly lovely. Since the stump is part of our fairly garden, it looks appropriately magical.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
There’s my selection for September’s Snap Away. Please be sure to visit PJ’s place tomorrow to see what other snapping took place this month.