It may bring the summer’s finale, but September has plenty to charm us. Crisp mornings, cosy nights, the welcome return of autumn style and colourful leaves, conkers and pumpkins are on the way. Here’s why we’re celebrating this month…
September marries the best of both worlds. It’s cosy but not too cold, warm but not scorching. The sun takes on a golden glow and the crisp crunch of leaves and occasional rainy afternoon gently remind us that Bonfire night and marshmallow toasting are just around the corner. September is a charming time of year and we’ve brought together ten of our top reasons for loving it so.
It happens slowly at first, the odd leaf here and there, the occasional apple on the branches, and before you know it the whole countryside is ablaze with warm yellows and fiery reds. The sun turns golden, the air has a warm glow about it and even the sunsets seem determined to show off. There’s nothing quite like it.
Mist rising off the fields and a little nip to your nose is our favourite setting for morning walks with the dog. The dewiness of the fields and muffled birdsong lends a hushed feel to the morning. The world is just waking up and you know that the day is going to have clear skies and sunshine ahead.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that lots of leaves, gathered into piles, must be jumped in. There’s something so completely carefree and cheery about kicking up leaves that it doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s impossible to resist a mountain of them. We know, we’ve tried.
As the nights creep in, it’s the perfect excuse to cuddle up in fluffy dressing gowns and snuggly socks and, if you’re really lucky, it might be chilly enough for a fire. Film nights, blanket forts and reading marathons, September is the perfect time for them all.
It’s wellies’ time to shine as the change in seasons brings puddles for splashing and muddy fields for rambling. As we cosy up to the pitter-patter of rain on the window, we love it all the more knowing that we’ll get to sport our wet weather wear later on.
There’s a hint of purple in the hedgerows as the blackberries begin to ripen and a pot to collect them is now a mandatory walking accessory. Purple-stained fingers are a common sight and a sure sign that a foraging feast is near! Whether it’s a few to sweeten your crumble or enough to start a jam factory, nothing says Autumn quite like blackberries.
Ripening fruit and cooler days are a welcome change to our kitchens too. Rich stews, crumbles and comforting bowls of soup are treats that only Autumn brings. Barbecues and salads are all well and good, but they just can’t match a steaming dish of custard and apple crumble.
Coffee shops or country pubs are our favourite places to hide away when the seasons begin to turn over a new leaf. It’s time to swap the Pimms for hot cider, lemonade for coffee and resign ourselves to feeling deliciously cosy. The kettle is always humming in the background, and rediscovered mugs have pride of place once again.
Scarves, jumpers, jackets and coats, oh how we’ve missed them! Mixing and matching is so much better with layers and piling on the cosy knits or adding a fun colour pop scarf brightens our day as much as our outfit.
The air doesn’t just feel crisp, it smells crisp. Mornings don’t just feel fresh and dewy, they smell them too. We don’t know how to explain it! A trace of bonfire smoke on the breeze or a hint of earthy leaves from the garden, we love the scents that come with the new season.
It’s always a little sad to bid good-bye to the summer months but September is brimming with new season charm. Golden sunshine, colourful leaves and cosy clothes are just a few of the many things that we love about the changing season.
What do you love about September? Let us know!