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Vetsy is my nickname that my family have fondly called me since my childhood. My blog reflects my personal views about the world around me. My topics may be anything that interest me but the majority of it is about my favorite past times...nature and gardening. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment or becoming a follower.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September by Helen Hunt Jackson

The golden rod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
 with fruits are bending down

The gentian's bluest fringes 
are curling in the sun
In dusty pods the milkweed
  It's hidden silk has spun

The sedges flaunt their harvest,
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brook -side
Make asters in the brook,

From dewy lanes at morning
The grapes' sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter 
With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of  weather,
 And autumn's best of cheer.
But none of all this beauty
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret 
Which makes September fair.

'T is a thing which I remember,
To name it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
 I never can forget. 

Photo credits: September morning by Darionka of flickr 
Fringe gentian by Susan L. Post


  1. Beautiful picture! Have a great September :-D

  2. Thank you Steph you have one too"

  3. Sweet post Vetsy - take care...

  4. I am excited for September!
    What a beautiful post. I like this prose!

  5. What a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing this lovely prose and photos.

  6. Thank you Rosey I thought so too"

  7. What a pretty poem, just loved the words. As much as I'll miss summer I do love September and watching the colors change.

  8. Vetsy, how are you? I've missed visiting your blog. Not sure when things will get back to normal around here, but I've decided to try and visit a few blogs every day.

    What's not to luv about September? Even our weather has turned cooler. Has it made its way across Lake Michigan yet? The thought of the apple orchards filled with fresh apples makes me drool. Honey Crisp is my favorite apple.

    I enjoyed this pleasant post. Hugs, donna

  9. Hi...Catherine I always mourn the Summer as it passes, because it is so short lived here in Michigan.. But I also appreciate and love the beautiful days that Autumn brings..

    Hi... Donna that Honey Crisp sounds like a good apple. I'm starting to get those fall cravings for Apple pies and Chocolate goodies as our weather becomes cooler.. today we dipped to a windy 54 degrees Brrrr!.. Thank you both for stopping by..

  10. Vetsy ~ I loved the piece your posted along with the lovely pictures. I love September as I so look forward to autumn every year, which may or may not happen for a couple of months yet for us.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'd say the bougainvillea can be a monster. It grows like crazy sending out long, thorny canes and I have to deal with it delicately because those thorns hurt. I try to keep ours at bay, but sometimes they get out of hand. I have to use a pole cutter and sometimes DH gets on a ladder to get what I can't. Now that I think about it, I don't think they would survive up there where you are. I just checked and it's for zones 9-11.

    Your cooler temps sound great. Hope we get some soon. One can wish.


  11. Thank you Flower Lady for getting back to me on that Bougainvillea , I'll try to wish some cooler weather your way...

  12. I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become a follower of it if you wish

  13. Thanks so much for the visit and even more for the gracious comment. Here's hoping you'll become a follower and my blog will be a blessing to you as yours is to me, and may God be glorified in doing so.

  14. September is the month for me. Your first picture is really very beautiful and it is the one scenery that has captured my attention. I can just stare at it for a very long time. What more with the beautiful, accompanying words, poems and flowers. Cheers to you!

  15. Autumn Belle... Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it... Nice to meet you..

  16. Dear Vetsy, Thank you for reminding me how special this month is! I have been busy mourning the end of summer and complaining it went by too fast. I need to take a breath and enjoy the beauty of September. Lovely post. Pam x

  17. Yes, I am with Pam in what she said. That was a beautiful post, but I'm confused about what the one special remembered day is. Was that left to our imagination, or did I miss something?

    Now, I'm off to read your post about collections. I have some of those, maybe too many.