It’s September, and it’s that time of year again—autumn has hit and the mists are rolling in during the mornings. And while we’re still getting sun breaks, western Washington has entered the rainy season. I love this time of year. The temperatures range in the fifties to mid-sixties (sometimes edging up to 71 or 72). Right now, this morning, it’s 59 degrees and overcast, and there’s a tang in the air that whispers “The October season is drawing near.”
The leaves are turning color here, I’m seeing yellows and reds among the green. While the petunias and pansies are still bright, they are starting to die back. And the spiders—this year, the spiders are having a field day. The fat argiopes are spinning their webs everywhere. Arachnophobe that I am, I carry a stick with me every time I go outside—they don’t pay attention to boundaries like sidewalks and doors. On the tress—they are welcome to make their homes but across my path? Sorry…time to find a new place to spin your web, Mistress Spider.
I buy a beautiful card from the Victorian Trading Company, and every year, I send it to a handful of friends. I call it the “Burnt Orange Season” card. And that phrase really encapsulates the way I feel about this time of year. It’s the burnt orange season—the season of jack o’ lanterns and bonfires and autumn decorations, of drumming around the firepit, of making pumpkin soup and apple crumble. We’re nearing the Pagan new year (Samhain, November 1st), the third harvest—the festival for remembering the dead and honoring the barren fields.
So yes, my favorite season is here—and my favorite month is nearly here. I love October, the month for Witches (including yours truly). I love the autumn. And I love that nippy feeling in the air that whispers, “Be cautious, there may be beasties and ghosts just around the corner.”
Tell me, what are your favorite things about September?
YasminePosted in Home & Hearth, Seasons |