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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Hello September


Yes, September is here and if you live in the northern hemisphere it brings the last days of summer and the first days of Autumn.

"September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). This is the time to gather up the rest of the harvest and prepare for the winter months.

There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember—
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dye the flowers of September!
Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

September’s name comes from the Latin word septem, meaning "seven" This month had originally been the seventh month of the early Roman calendar. It wasn’t until 451 BC that the months of January and February were added to the calendar, making September the ninth month.

The Romans often associated different months with different gods. September is associated with Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

September’s zodiac signs are Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) and Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22). Virgos are said to be analytical and hardworking people, while still being kind and loyal. Libras, on the other hand, value harmony and diplomacy, and are said to be both intelligent and kind.

September’s birth flowers are the aster and the morning glory. The significance of both flowers is actually very similar, with the aster being said to represent love, while the morning glory represents affection.

The September birthstone is the sapphire, which was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. The sapphire, along with the related ruby, are the second-hardest natural gemstones, with only the diamond being harder

September is National Happy Cat Month

September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day, Have a Pizza Night, the Low Carb Way - more details here


September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 21st is recognized as the annual International Day of Peace.


SEPTEMBER ASTRONOMY
Full Harvest Moon
September’s full moon, the Harvest Moon, reaches peak illumination on Monday, September 20, read more here

FOLKLORE FOR THE SEASON
Heavy September rains bring drought.
September dries up ditches or breaks down bridges.
September blow soft, till the fruit’s in the loft.
Married in September’s golden glow, smooth and serene your life will go.
If the storms of September clear off warm, the storms of the following winter will be warm.
Fair on September 1st, fair for the month."
Words above from here and here

There are so many interesting things about September, I've only included some - you may know of others!


Readers, we bring a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas to this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy.

Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

40 comments:

Tom said...

...time surely passes quickly!

Elephant's Child said...

A very, very Happy September to you and to Eddie. I love that moon shot in particular.

DUTA said...

Thanks for the rich, detailed, and interesting information on the month of September.
I must admit many of the facts were not known to me.
I like the fOlk saying: 'Married in September's golden glow, smooth and serene your life will go."

My name is Erika. said...

These first of the month posts are always so interesting to read. And that is a great moon and plane photo. Wow. Happy month to you both Jan. I hope it's a good one!

babYpose said...

Happy September, good to know the history. Awesome photos.

J.P. Alexander said...

Ten un genial mes d e septiembre me gusto entrada conocí algo mas de este mes. Te mando un beso

peppylady (Dora) said...

Leaves here is slowly starting to turn color.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Thank you for a much needed happy lift of spirits! Happy September!

Christine said...

Happy September!

Practical Parsimony said...

Married in September is not a tranquil marriage. Ask me how I know.

angela said...

Down in the Southern Hemisphere September means the opposite
The days get longer
The weather warms up
The flowers begin to bloom and spring is in the air

kathyinozarks said...

Happy September

Margaret D said...

Thanks for the information. Husband is a Virgo.

NatureFootstep said...

aaa, Beautiful September. :) Gorgeous shots :)

Jo said...

I always enjoy these monthly posts, so many interesting things about each month.

Valerie-Jael said...

September is a month I like. Have a good one! Valerie

Giorgio said...

I look forward to reading your posts and articles in September 🍁🍂🍄

Enjoy the rest of this week ahead of you ☀️

eileeninmd said...

Happy September to you!
Beautiful moon photo!
Take care, have a great day!

roughterrain crane said...

I am looking forward to seeing the full moon.

Miss Val's Creations said...

September is one of my favorite months for its weather and foliage. That photo of the harvest moon is amazing. Happy September Jan!

Creations By Cindy said...

I hope that you have a wonderful September! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Luiz Gomes said...

Bom dia. Falta pouco para a chegada da primavera no hemisfério Sul.

linda said...

Happy September, I can't believe it's here already.

Jeanie said...

I know I sound like a broken record but these monthly posts are some of my very favorites of yours -- I always learn something new!

Divers and Sundry said...

Happy Meteorological Fall :)

Angie said...

Jan - our daughter is a Libra, and she sure fits the description you included here! Today is gorgeous weather here in Montana, so that bodes well for the rest of the month!

Sue said...

Some very interesting facts here, I'm definitely looking forward to both Pizza and Talk like a pirate day! Have a great September Jan & Eddie x

Sandra Cox said...

I loved this post, Jan. Thanks for sharing it.

happyone said...

Hard to believe it is now Sept. Interesting and fun reading the Sept facts.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post! Thank you Jan! Happy September! I loved all the facts you shared about this month! Big Hugs!

bread&salt said...

Woow September facts look so interesting! Hope to September will better than the other months. Happy September.

Linda said...

Welcome to September. Have a good month.

Veronica Lee said...

I enjoyed reading the facts.

Where did the time go?!!

Happy September, Eddie!

Bob Bushell said...

Please please please, the September 21st is recognized as the annual International Day of Peace.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photos to welcome September ~ and so informative too ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBut Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Ananka said...

Jeez a quick August! Cats are the best <3 Good info thanks :-D

Debbie said...

my very most favorite month!! both my boys were born in september and it is my birthday month as well. we are all virgo's. it is such a pretty season!!

baili said...

this is such a lovely post dear Jan :)

i like September more since i know it through blogger friends places and because of it's glorious fall colors they share ,this seems mesmerizing beauty of the Nature she displays during this month.

i enjoyed learning the lore about September :)
have a blessed beautiful September friend!

Conniecrafter said...

I couldn't be more excited for fall this year, it has been so hot, last few days we have got some relief

Teresa said...

Feliz septiembre para ti. Besos.