What do turning leaves mean to you? 100wcgu #188
Here in the UK, the leaves are turning but what does ‘turning leaves’ mean?
‘Turning leaves’ mean September to me and the beginning of my favourite season – Autumn. I love the way the leaves change colour as the winter gathers in. I know of friends who have visited places across the world at the time of leave turning just to get the colours. Locally, we have an arboretum that charges more at this time of the year! I suppose it is a sensible business approach to something nature does naturally.
Having been a teacher for most of my working life, September represents a new school year. It is a time for blank pieces of paper, new challenges and excitement.
For parents, it can be a time of freedom or sadness as youngsters leave the nest either to travel for very big school at university or first school with nursery.
Pickles and chutney
It is also a time of harvest with lots of jams and pickles being prepared with the produce that is now coming into season. It is a time of the winter fairs where crafters can show off their wares, many being used for presents for Christmas.
Last of the summer
It is always lovely to get an Indian summer. I think we mislabel warm weather in September. The ‘Indian’ in the title refers North American Indians, not the Indian subcontinent and really should only be applied to a warm spell after the first frost.
Here in the UK, if the summer has been poor, we are likely to refer to any sunshine in September as that special summer. Anything to keep the warm weather image going!
This week’s prompt is to get you thinking of changing seasons and what they mean to you. The prompt is:
…Mother Nature was telling me something…
The link will close on 12th September.
Do visit each other and share the lurve!
Before you link up though, do take a minute to listen to Frank Sinatra’s version of September Song. A classic!