Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome, September Of Gold!

"A whiff of woodsmoke on the wind, the first chill in the air, the woods just edged with is September. Time to air the quilts, pick bouquets of sunflowers; time to put the 'sweet' in 'Home Sweet Home." -Susan Branch, Autumn

These pictures are from Septembers passed, and my heart overflows with joy, knowing this is what awaits us.

I awoke this morning to rain on the windowpane and the warm, musty, comfortable smell of the heater. Ramon had turned it on for the first time this season, and it was the most delicously cozy feeling, snuggling deeper into the feather downs and listening to the rain. 

Dinner tonight is simple as I'm alone: thinly sliced pumpkin sauteed in butter with salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar, over basmati rice. Warm and fragrant. 

We'll be watching the leaves turn golden together, my friends. Aren't we lucky?

xoxo country girl


  1. Oh, what a beautiful morning! I awoke to cool temperatures and rain as well but unfortunately, the heat needs some work before it gets turned on. But a cozy warm sweater and my wool slippers felt oh so nice. Love the quote by Susan Branch and all the warm fuzzies it offers.
    Enjoy your delicious meal, it sounds soooo good. I can just smell the pumpkin in the air. Yum.

  2. Beautiful, calming pictures. Love the new pictures of Boston and Kiki. I'm happy I'll be able to look at them all month.

  3. You paint a lovely picture, and I'm waiting too! I can't believe your using a heater already, wow!

  4. your morning sounds sweet & wonderful dawn! there is a fall chill in the air here as well....though i have enjoyed pulling on favourite sweaters i'm still hoping for a few sunshiny warm days before the leaves start to fall! sounds like a delicious dinner....i'm home alone as well tonight. wouldn't it be lovely to have a girls dinner tonight and let our pups all play together? i think so!
    hope you enjoy your day!
    warm wishes

  5. i am looking forward to fall. it's been a struggle this year.

  6. Oh Dawn..first of all I love your new banner, just looks so fallish! And love Kiki and Boston, they are so cute!!!

    Oh weather is still HOT here, almost 90 today and felt like 96:( I really am looking forward to Fall especially this year. It has such a hot one this year for many of us.

    Your dinner sounds oh so yummy especially on a cool night.

    xoxo Gert

  7. I always look forward to a new month to see how you are going design your new banner. So appropriate to add a new puppy to it. Boston, Kiki and all things Autumn. Enjoy the lovely golden days as we here look forward to the green buds of Spring, warmer days, fragrant flowers, tiny little bees busily buzzing...isn't it grand that the seasons change and we can look forward to it with a new vigour.

  8. this post just brought the biggest smile to my face!! it's still so hot here, but i'm hopeful and anxious for glad you're letting us get a sneak peek of what's to come here!

  9. your blog is always so beautiful and
    grateful. i love that. your photos
    are gorgeous and made me crave
    a caramel apple!

    enjoy your lovely fall.

  10. Lovely post... I am so happy it'll be autumn soon :)
    Your dinner sounds absolutely delicious too, by the way! So looking forward to what you have in store for this season! ♥

  11. I'm so excited for autumn to come... these are lovely photos! I wish I lived somewhere where I could see the seasons change... it might be the only downside to Northern California.

  12. I just love your blog! Your photos are so beautiful and your words are inspirational. Thank you!

  13. I love this time of year!!!!
    Happy Wednesday.



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