Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September Soul-string Tug-of-War

 Happy Half-way through September!

September is the season that tugs the hardest on soul-strings, methinks...
Summer flowers and freedoms fade...
New grades greet scholars,
New scholars greet grades
and we moms/grammas? 
Well, we just need to 
wax nostalgic 
now and then...

(What's the stump with the board nailed to it in the pic below?!!
Why, an outdoor writing desk/coffee table, of course!😊)

The annual angst 
of cutting back flower gardens
has begun...


And veggie gardens

Before....


 
After...


Beet harvest is on next week's to-do 'hopes'!
This week's hope-to-do list is full


1 Peter 1:24
For, "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; 
the grass withers and the flowers fall,

Inspired by yesterday and today's chores
A September Song

All blooms lead to farewell
First blossom’s bright ‘hello’
Begets the tolling of a bell
That leads to letting go
Of petal-mettle drained
Of felled flower of youth
For posies lead to plumes unchained
And farewell’s timeless truth

We cannot keep for long
The song of bud to bloom
Where petals fuel farewell’s gong
And Bygone’s boundless tomb
Then savor with intent
The flavour of today
The favor of each moment lent
Sparkles and fades away

Summer shakes out its quilt
After picnics and such
Strewing behind a patchwork lilt
Of petals lost to touch
Where the crumbs in our hold
Look quite common enough
But are more valuable than gold
Because their wealth is love

September is a sea
That rolls across heart-shores
Joy and grief’s synchronicity
Embraces and implores
Where, with each cricket tweet
We feel time’s trembling knell
In laws no wishes can defeat
All blooms lead to farewell

© Janet Martin

Yesterday's harvest was the last of the jalapeños ...
From this

to this...


to this!


and tomatoes!

From this...


...to this



to the potential of 
365 homemade tomato soup lunches!
It's SO good


September is the epitome of delight and resignation💔

September sum;
Veggies + prep = yum!

Tonight's supper
Spaghetti, 
homemade sauce
roasted veg and salad
included these veggies
proving again, it's the most wonderful time of the year...
green, red and jalapeño peppers,
beets,
butternut squash,
red and white onion,
zucchini,
potatoes,
garlic,
tomatoes,
carrots,
radishes,
parsley,
celery,
romaine lettuce
😋




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