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Friday 1 September 2023

It's September 2023

Time to say goodbye to August as we welcome 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, with a Cauliflower Pizza Casserole - it's so cheesy - more details here

~ Wishing you a happy September 2023 ~

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All the best Jan


gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Interesting information and poetry about the month of September. I'm ready to start thinking fall!

Jeanie said...

Well, you have to love National Happy Cat month! Interesting about the flowers being love/affection. I know an awful lot of September anniversaries!

J.P. Alexander said...

Les deseo un genial mes de septiembre. Te mando un beso.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Some of our leaves are changing colors.
Coffee is on, and stay safe.

Elephant's Child said...

Happy September to you - and how nice to know that there is a Happy Cat Month. I hope it is.

Margaret D said...

Interesting Jan.

Rustic Pumpkin said...

I love these. I'm not sure what you call them, where you bring in all little snippets of information about the month. Anyway, they're very informative and most enjoyable to read Thank you so much.

Tom said...

...I find it amazing.

eileeninmd said...

Happy September to you!
Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend.

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

After the hot, very hot summer with 4 heat waves, we wait for September as we say around here, like May water.
Happy September
Best regards.

Fun60 said...

I am glad that I live on a country where we have all four seasons. As we approach Autumn I look forward to the changing colours.

Jules said...

Well, I never knew that! I'll be enjoying a pizza this evening instead.
Happy September! Xx

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

We have September. Autumn is approaching fast.
The presented dish looks very appetizing.
Hugs and greetings:)

Giorgio said...

Interesting info about September’s name.
I love pizza with cauliflowers, cabbages and other veggies. This evening I'll have pizza at dinner.


happyone said...

Happy September!
We're having a pizza night tonight! :)

CJ Kennedy said...

Enjoyed the trivia about the month of September

Debbie said...

i enjoyed reading this. it is my birthday this month and also my 2 sons were born this month, we are all virgos!! it is gorgeous today here in new jersey, it's starting to feel like fall!!

yummy looking dish!!

Teresa said...

Feliz mes de septiembre para ti y tus familiares.

My name is Erika. said...

I didn't know how September was named. That is very interesting. And The fact that January and February were added so long ago is interesting too.

Carla from The River said...

I enjoyed the poem by Mary Howitt, very true.
xx oo

Divers and Sundry said...

The first month of meteorological fall. I didn't know that poem, thx!

DUTA said...

Your post reminds me of famous performances (Andy Wiliams, Tom Jones and others) of the song 'Try to remember the Days of September/ When life was slow and also mellow'.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy September! A very interesting post about this month

Conniecrafter said...

such neat facts you found out about each month. Reading this reminded me that we have a morning glory growing by our bird feeder and we did not plant it so we are thinking it must have come from a bird carrying some seed.
Happy September!

Phil Slade said...

I'm sat in September shade because it is so hot. But we have earned this because July and August were so awful.

William Kendall said...

Good information!