Tuesday, September 04, 2018

September, Taking Wing

It's the first Tuesday in September, and village children are off to school, walked all the way there (or just to the bus stop) by proud parents, big sisters and brothers and family pets. I have known many of the kids since they traveled about in prams, and here they are going off to school.  Dear me, how time flies...

The youngsters wear jackets in confetti colors, carry backpacks and lunch boxes in pink, turquoise and lime green, tote pint-sized umbrellas patterned in flowers or bunnies or polka dots. They bloom like pint-sized peonies out in the street, and watching from the windows, I feel like doing a little blooming too.

Only a short distance away, other brightly arrayed offspring have hatched out in village hedgerows, and they are strengthening their wings for the long journey south to begin in a week or two. When monarch butterflies alight on Michaelmas daisies, the combination of orange, purple and gold is dazzling. Every butterfly is a stained glass jewel, a wild, vivid and breathtaking wonder.

There are vibrant colors everywhere I look in early September, and they are a sumptuous treat for these old eyes. It doesn't matter whether the riotous tints are on Virginia creepers, monarch butterflies, coneflowers or tiny raincoats - they invite me to kick up my heels and dance.

7 comments:

Barbara Rogers said...

Joy joy joy!

Greg Prosmushkin said...

I cannot believe that it is September already! This summer seemed to fly by. Thanks for the share, hope you have a fantastic rest of your day. Keep up the posts.

Greg Prosmushkin

Mystic Meandering said...

As always a brilliant capture of an exquisite butterfly! :D My 5 year old grand-nephew, who lives 2000 miles away, started kindergarten this year and took the bus by himself! His father posted a short video on FB to share. He had a big colorful back pack just as big as he was! Made me laugh. And yes, the other munchkins on the bus were colorful and vibrant and joyful! I don't seem to remember that far back to my first day of school, but it brought a heart smile to see my grand-nephew being happy after a day of coloring, clay-play and reading. :D Enjoy the Fall weather Cate!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

the color is magnificent
nothing like that in my garden

Lilian Nattel said...

Dazzling!

thelma said...

What lovely thoughts for September, you are indeed blessed with words and a gift for taking beautiful photos.

littlemancat said...

Oh to get a photo like that! Bows to you.
Mary