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Thursday, September 19, 2013

A "Sunny" Welcome For September

"By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer."
~Helen Hunt Jackson

"If I were a flower I would be a 

sunflower. To always follow the sun, 

Turn my back to darkness,
Stand proud, tall and straight even

 with my head full of seeds."

 ~ Pam Stewart

“The new country lay open before me: there were no
 fences in those days, and I could choose my own way 
over the grass uplands, trusting the pony to get me home
 again. Sometimes I followed the sunflower-bordered
 roads. Fuchs told me that the sunflowers were introduced 
into that country by the Mormons; that at the time of the
 persecution when they left Missouri and struck out into 
the wilderness to find a place where they could worship
 God in their own way, the members of the first exploring
 party, crossing the plains to Utah, scattered sunflower 
seeds as they went. The next summer, when the long trains
 of wagons came through with all the women and children, 
they had a sunflower trail to follow. I believe that botanists do
 not confirm Jake's story but, insist that the sunflower was 
native to those plains. Nevertheless, that legend has stuck in
 my mind, and sunflower-bordered roads always seem to 
me the roads to freedom.” 
~Willa Cather

Welcome September,
 welcome Autumn!

Susie Q


Stacey said...

Wonderful post Susie. The sunflowers are just about gone here but they sure have been beautiful this summer.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Beautiful Autumn post Susie! I truly love this season. I am looking forward to a little cooler weather and some beautiful leaf color.

Jennifer Gallagher said...

Still around eh? I'm feeling very autumn too. Thought I'd stop by and say Hello. I'm still battling the forces of evil but in a different form. Nice to see you still appreciates the simple things like the changes of seasons and how it effects us all.