Spring scarce had greener fields to show than these
Of mid September; through the still warm noon
The rivulets ripple forth a gladder tune
Than ever in the summer; from the trees
Dusk-green, and murmuring inward melodies,
No leaf drops yet; only our evenings swoon
In pallid skies more suddenly, and the moon
Finds motionless white mists out on the leas.
Dear chance it were in some rough wood-god’s lair
A month hence, gazing on the last bright field,
To sink o’er-drowsed, and dream that wild-flowers blew
Around my head and feet silently there,
Till Spring’s glad choir adown the valley pealed,
And violets trembled in the morning dew.
Edward Dowden's In September
"Tell Me another Story" Blog Three
I have written and rewritten this blog a few times. Hopefully this will be the revised blog script #3. A personal hand typed blog!
Rosemary Hovey Everson
The month of September is upon us.....a start of a new autumn path! What did you do to celebrate Labor Day 2017? I worked at home so I can enjoy our youngest grandchild's first day of school....she's entering exciting 4K. As she boards the bus tomorrow, I'm sure that tears of joy and sorrow will flow from my eyes. The human touch of feelings will uplift my spirits though, along with her parents and family. There is a new autumn path for her to explore. In a few years our great grandchild will explore these very same paths.
Then for many colleges, classes will start. We have four college graduations this year. God has been good in so many ways, but He always has a way of letting us know that He's watching over us if we believe in Him. The grandchildren that are miles from their home surroundings will probably enjoy their new "autumn path" as well. But like always, we will miss them and keep praying for their safety; also for the grandchildren that are close by.
As I look around outside, the "autumn paths" have not pealed back several colors of fall. The grass is green here yet. (You see, we have had several inches of rain and also floods in our region, too.) But soon the color pumpkin will glow, the green grass will turn a burnt crunchy brown, the rustic colored leaves will turn colors of red orange, yellow, gold, crimson, and just probably a peak of rosy pink will keep the summer tones lasting for just a bit longer. When you look up toward the blue sky, the sunshiny warmth will disappear in the atmosphere, changing the rays into cooler weather. So if you get a chance, enjoy the outdoor colors because it leads to a path of autumn splendor!
In closing, I want to mention that we are thinking of you Houston, Texas. Our prayers are with you.