September

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness.  The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.”

–  Robert Finch

 

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“When the goldenrod is yellow,

And leaves are turning brown –

Reluctantly the summer goes

In a cloud of thistledown.

When squirrels are harvesting

And birds in flight appear –

By these autumn signs we know

September days are here.”

–   Beverly Ashour, September

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Harvest Moon

“The definition of a Harvest Moon is: the full moon closest to the fall equinox.  The Harvest Moon was thus named because it rises within a half-hour of when the sun sets.  In early days, when farmers had no tractors, it was essential that they work by the light of the moon to bring in the harvest.  This moon is the fullest moon of the year.  When you gaze at it, it looks very large and gives a lot of light throughout the entire night.  No other lunar spectacle is as awesome as the Harvest Moon.”
Harvest Moon Lore

 

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My favourite time of year,,

Until next time

Ellecee