Grandma Barb’s This and That

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September

I first heard the poem "September" by Helen Hunt Jackson when I was in first grade.  I love these first 4 lines and they are the only ones I remember.


The golden-rod is yellow



The corn is turning brown


The trees in apple orchards
with fruit are bending down




 By all these lovely tokens 
 September days are here,
       With summer's best of weather,
 And autumn's best of cheer.

September my favorite month and it's almost gone

 You can read the whole poem here

Leaving you with a sunset on the prairie.



Linking to Madge's Rurality Blog Hop #33

Thanks for stopping  by.  Have a wonderful day and I'll see you next time.

Barb

54 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

I vaguely remember that poem too Barb. Your photos go with it beautifully! I love the sunset on the prairie photo. So beautiful. Enjoy the last days of September.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a nice way to express the poem! Your images are beautiful! September is my favorite month, also - I'll be sad to see it go, but October is generally pretty nice, too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! I love September too, but it's usually really busy with canning. I hate to see September go, but I like October even more. :-)

Beth said...

Beautiful! I love the poem and pics. I think September is a great month.

Ailime said...

Lindo, Barb! O poema e as suas fotos! Setembro é na verdade o mês das cores, dos cheiros e sabores dourados! Abraço Ailime

Terri Buster said...

That poem sounds familiar...and so appropriate for the changing season. Have a good day!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, that sunset is gorgeous. And the poem sounds so perfect for this month. Fall is my favorite season :)

Kaya said...

I never read this poem and I love it. Yes, September is soon will be over. Today is so chilly where I live and it's raining hard. I look at your pictures and they are so colorful and very beautiful.

And the last picture with sunset made me long for summer! it's amazing.

Olive said...

Beautiful images and poem. September is lovely where you are. I have pouring rain but we really need it. xo, olive

TexWisGirl said...

big september sigh...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Delightful poem and wonderful photography ~ September is a beautiful month ~ carol ^_^

Robyn G said...

Your pictures are a perfect fit with the poem. I have never heard the September poem before.

We are enjoying the fall like temperatures and looking forward to the changing colors of October.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem and photos, Barb! I love the apples and the beautiful sunset! Have a great evening!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I have been noticing the goldenrod too - your photos are so pretty :-)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

now i really wish for an apple.

love that last view.
gorgeous shot. ( :

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots! I love that sunset! Beautiful!

W. Latane Barton said...

Yep, it's time for goldenrod and apples. I love September, too.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The photos and poem are perfect.

Rose said...

I grew up hearing my mom quote this poem....and I have quoted those first four lines all my life. And I did a post about it here: http://picsandpiecing.blogspot.com/search?q=helen+hunt+jackson

Carletta said...

Your photos illustrate the poetry perfectly!
What a gorgeous sunset!

ImSoVintage said...

What a perfect September poem. I love your photo of sunset on the prairie, Barb. xo Laura

Mersad said...

Love this month!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

ladyfi said...

How lovely!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Pretty photos esp the sunset at the end of day. Wow.

Thanks Barb for your kind compliments! Yay! Big smile here.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

What a beautiful poem and pictures! September is indeed a wonderful month. I love October too, with its cold frosty mornings. I don't want any snow though, not until december if l had it my way :-). Pam in Norway

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Babs Richman said...

Lovely poem and photos. I'm ready for Autumn. Have a great weekend.

Nancy said...

I clipped and saved that poem recently from Goodreads... your photos are lovely paired with these words Barb.

Sally in WA said...

Nice shots, Barb. Things are in full harvest mode up north. Ya sure, you betcha!

I finally saw the Paul Bunyan MNsure ad on TV. It is funny. Babe!!!

Deanna said...

Where does the time go?? Your illustrated poem is so lovely!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A very nice post!

Karen Frost said...

Beautiful views of September's charms! Time flies much too fast....
Hugs xo

Steffi said...

Wonderful poem and September photos!Have a nice weekend.

Jim said...

What great photos you have featured here.

Karen said...

Lovely autumn shots! The sunset is beautiful.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Awesome pictures. Goldenrod is KY's state flower & was my wedding flower. Hope you have been enJOYing some beautiful weather.

Jeanne said...

I just love your shot of sunset on the prairie. So beautiful. Reminds me of when I was a little girl and my grandma had a abig farm on the Kansas prairie

Debbie said...

i am cherishing all this and more!! beautiful images and a very pretty poem!!

i love fall....all 3 months!!

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Laura said...

beautiful series!

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful photos with Sweet poem..
Happy last days of September...

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - I should find a poem called Spring and use it for my next post!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Nell at njschout said...

Love the sunset photo!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful!!

Madge Bloom said...

Lovely rural scenes... so THAT's what goldenrod looks like! Love that shot of the ripe apples too... I'm so glad you came by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #33!

✿ chica said...

Lindo e desejo ótimo fim de semana! beijos praianos,chica

Zoey said...

I like that poem. I also like September and cannot believe it's almost gone!

Indrani said...

Lovely images. September is indeed a pleasant month!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I, too, love September and the poem and your beautiful photographs really sum up the month wonderfully.

Have a wonderful week, Barb.

-Karen

Far Side of Fifty said...

Those are some beautiful apples..pie, applesauce, crisp all say fall to me. Lovely photos! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

September is a special month, I agree. But hey! October is very nice too. ;))

ladyfi said...

What lovely scenery!

Kerin said...

You really brought new life to that wonderful old poem, through your pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

Fall is my most favorite season of all, and I'm so happy it's here!

Have a wonderful day.

{p.s. I'm blogging again, and it's fun again too}

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Thank you Barb! I am in love with those Hot Pink Jeans! I never wear them out to dinner tho because I am afraid I will spill on them. ♥