Early September

It’s early September, and it’s been dry for many days.

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The sweet scent of newly cut grass,

As harvest begins.

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In only a few weeks time it will be the autumn equinox (22nd September) here in the northern hemisphere, when day and night will be of equal length.  A time to celebrate nature’s abundance and a time to plant seeds within ourselves so they may be incubated through the winter months to be re-born in the spring.

Have a wonderful September.

Ashley πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

43 thoughts on “Early September

  1. Yes the rhythms of seasons is the only thing that feels *real* in this moment…and the smell of cut grasses so nice…have a beautiful day Ashley ~ sending joy hedy β˜ΊοΈπŸŒžπŸ’š

    1. Thank you, Hedy! Staying in step with the seasons helps me to avoid becoming too depressed about the state of our world. I am grateful for your gift of e-joy πŸ’πŸ˜ŠπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

  2. Oh, Dear Ashley, you have just reminded me of my favourite scent! Freshly cut grass!
    My wildlife garden has thousands of plants but no lawn, and I used to love this scent!

    Thank you!!


    1. Dear Joanna, thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you don’t think that those pictures are from my garden! I wish! Haha! I have a tiny “yard” and no grass but took these photos when out for one of my short walks from home! πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

  3. Very nice haibun with beautiful photos, Ash-tree! Yes, mid-autumn, the equinox, has snuck up on us again, reminding us to prepare for the dark, cold days to come.

  4. Hi Ashley, Wonderful words to capture of the season! The neighbors were just haying their fields this week and the summer flowers are being replaced by the late season blooms of Black-eyed Susans and Hardy Hibiscus. Be Well!

    1. Thanks for your comments. I walked that way this morning and the grass has all been gathered and stored away for winter πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

  5. Spring and autumn are my favourite seasons . . . though the temperatures are unusually high here in the u.k. at the moment. I’m hoping the equinox will bring cooler weather.
    A lovely poem, Ashley. Our farmers are very happy at getting their harvest in. πŸ˜€

    1. Hi Lesley, thank you for visiting. I am also in the UK, in Northern Ireland. We have certainly been experiencing some wayward temperatures here! πŸ’πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

  6. Hello dear Ashley, September is a beautiful month weather in the northern or Southern hemisphere. I wish you a wonderful autumn πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ€—ps I will write soon. ✨🌈

    1. Dear Morag, thank you for visiting. Yes, September is a lovely month as it holds onto summeriness whilst drifting into autumn. It is always good to hear from you. Keep well πŸ’πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

      1. Yes we have the hints of the summer sun while still experiencing low temperatures (for us). We were walking in 7Β°C this morning. C-c-coldπŸ₯Ά keep well too. 🌷✨

    1. You too! There was a big field behind our house and it was cut by hand, a man with a scythe. It took him all day to cut the field and build a couple of haystacks. What fun we children had then! Of course, we got into trouble and then had to help rebuild the haystacks! Still, I look back on those days with great happiness and whenever I smell cut grass……😊 Thanks, Rosie for visiting my post πŸ’πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

      1. I grew up in a very small village. The men of the village mowed the meadows with scythe. My father was there too. To do this, they lined up in a row and began to mow at the same time. I still have the sound of the scythes in my ear today.
        Thanks Ashley for the wonderful memories. 🌻🌻

  7. Aloha🌼😊
    You might know this already but in Japan, each the spring and the autumn equinox are National HolidaysπŸ€—βœ¨πŸ˜πŸŒΎ
    Unfortunately, I couldn’t get along with Japanese people and society very well since my childhood for some reason. BUT, this kind of traditional culture…to respect, pray and celebrate the nature.
    I really love it!
    I realized that there is NO any nature celebrating national holiday in United States. How about your country?
    Hope you have a wonderful shifting season πŸ’—πŸƒπŸ‚

    1. I do follow the seasons and until recently only saw 4 of them. Now, I understand that in Japanese culture there are as many as 72! There are no celebrations of nature here either unless they are linked to religion which is a shame! I do love nature and my place in it, but as humanity destroys the earth I am left distraught! Even where you are, in the middle of the Pacific you must be seeing and feeling the impact of modern civilisation on your home, Mother Earth! Definitely, I should now write to you. Blessings to you, Ashley πŸ’πŸ’πŸŸπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

  8. September is my favorite month, with moderate temperature and fresh produce from local farms even in the grocery stores. I never know the importance of equinox. Now you mention it–it must be something special if some countries want to make holidays out of it.

    1. Thank you for visiting and your comments. I like to follow the seasons in my writing and of course, now is harvest time. πŸ’πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

    1. I love the smell of cut grass and in my photos, the grass was left to dry for a few days before baling! It had all been taken away by the following week to feed the horses. They will enjoy that sweet food over the winter. πŸ’πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

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