Last year, my first post in September was this one, showing a walk I very much hope to repeat soon (maybe this Saturday).
Every year, this time of the year when summer more or less quietly slips into autumn fills me with a mix of melancholy at having to say good-bye to summer for another year and looking forward to the wonderful colours and beautiful light only autumn can bring.
September started well for me.
My orchid shows five beautiful blossoms:
I made a delicious quiche for RJ and my dinner:
(Sorry about the fuzzy close-up - I was in a hurry to sit down and eat...
I posted the recipe here.)
And I met this little fellow on the window sill (yes, I know, it needs repainting) and have no idea about his name:
Probably one of you can enlighten me here; he was maybe 3 cm long, brown with orange-golden speckles. After watching him for a while and seeing that he showed no intention of getting out into the sunshine again, I very carefully placed my fly swat next to him, so that he could crawl on it, and gently shook it outside, so that he had an incentive to get off, which he very politely did.
September is going to be filled with interesting and good things to do: I shall be working a small local trade show which is held for the first time (one day only), RJ and I are going to meet friends for dinner at one of our favourite restaurants, and there is a long weekend in Dresden going to be booked towards the end of this month, the occasion being a birthday party invitiation from another of RJ's friends.
Plus I plan, of course, on going for runs and walks whenever weather and time permit.
What are your plans for this month?