Changing Seasons: September Slides Away

What happened to this month?  One day it was sunny and warm as summer lingered here in the north. For a while, I was somewhat confused by all the school buses on the road twice a day … surely it was still mid-August.

Then I merely blinked and now we are in the final days of September.  It’s chilly, overcast, and definitely feeling like autumn is here.  As I try to warm up by the fireplace, I wonder where the month went and why was it in such a hurry to leave.

These are some of the sights from my September.  Click on a photo to enlarge.

Changing Seasons is a monthly photo feature hosted by Cardinal Guzman.

 

 

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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103 Responses to Changing Seasons: September Slides Away

  1. Purpleanais says:

    Forgot to say: lovely photos 🙂

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  2. Purpleanais says:

    I know exactly what you mean, here in the UK we had a really good summer compared to usual and it did linger…so much so that I couldn’t understand seeing all the school kids walking in their uniforms while the days were still glorious. Alas, it’s at an end, it’s getting chilly again, except it’s perfectly normal (over here anyway) since October is on our doorstep but…because summer lingered, I feel like september came and went without me noticing.

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    • Joanne Sisco says:

      That’s exactly how I feel too. We went from glorious August warmth, to the chilly winds of October.
      Oh well, they don’t call us hearty northerners for nothing 🙂

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      • Purpleanais says:

        Haha I’m just a soft southerner, as we are often described here in the UK, since we live right on the coast and can see France on the other side on a clear day. Of course, I’m really French, and Burgundy might be pretty much in the middle of France but it gets very hard winters, so I’m not that soft. Now, to explain this to the english northerners… 😉

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  3. Heyjude says:

    Lovely photos Jo, sorry to hear you are still not fully there with the shoulder. It can take a while though so don’t give up hope. I had a frozen shoulder for 18 months, but eventually (and after several painful (body and wallet) visits to an osteopath) it got better. Our September weather was insane until the equinox when suddenly it remembered what September should be like! I am hoping that October will still be pleasant before those short dark days descend…

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    • Joanne Sisco says:

      Thanks Jude. I’m starting to appreciate that broken bones can take a long time to heal … especially when dealing with a rather large displacement.
      The good news is I can do most things with just a few restrictions. That’s not bad 🙂

      It sounds like we had a similar summer. I’m hoping the fall is good to us … otherwise the winter will feel very long.

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  4. reocochran says:

    Joanne, my favorite of your September photos are: the bridge with blue tent camping out, the pretty beach with long shot of the dark rocks out into the water and pretty beach and the beautiful fountain with pretty spray of droplets,aswellas pretty floral planting arrangements.
    I have heard a years time for mending older broken bones. I assume this means our mother’s and father’s ages. . . 😀

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    • Joanne Sisco says:

      LOL! I’m starting to appreciate that I now fit in the category of ‘older’ bones 🙂
      Although I’m still in denial enough to want to believe it’s a function of the unusually large gap in the break and not my age 😉

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      • reocochran says:

        You are so right about your break and serious gap to create a challenge in healing, Joanne. I was just teasing you about age! There is a big difference from my Mom’s age and her hip breaking last August and consequently still not fully feeling “good.” 😀
        By the way, in my comment (must have been “pretty” tired), I repeated that word so many times!

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  5. Love that bridge. Not that I’d walk or ride or drive on it. But to take a picture from a distance would be great! 🙂

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  6. Rebekah M says:

    Glorious photos, Joanne! Loved the fountain! September vanished in a snap … before I could fully enjoy it as much as I usually do. We’ve had a few frost warnings already …

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  7. These are fantastic photos, Joanne. Especially love the airshow one. But I do feel for the poor soul living in the tent under the bridge. Where do they go in winter? 😦
    Here, we are about to launch into the final term for the school year. I feel like I only just finished first term…. I need one of those flashing signs they have on the roads that say “SLOW DOWN!”.
    Btw, we call candy apples toffee apples and cotton candy is fairy floss. Just because.

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    • Joanne Sisco says:

      Thank for liking the airshow photo! I’m very proud of that one … it wasn’t easy to capture a decent photo.

      I was a little concerned about the tent under the abandoned bridge, but nothing about the area suggested that a homeless person was living there. I don’t really know what to think.

      Toffee apples are also commonly used here. I don’t like them, never have, so I don’t tend to pay attention to them. Fairy floss however has a very nice ring to it. It would still taste disgusting, but such a lovely name. When we were kids, we called it candy floss. I’ve never heard it referred to as cotton candy.

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      • Heyjude says:

        Cotton Candy is American isn’t it? Maybe your fair came from across the border. We also say toffee apples and candy floss. I never liked toffee apples because the apples were always so soft – ugh! And do not get candy floss in your hair (as I did when helping to make it at a bonfire party once) sticks like glue…

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  8. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photos. It’s still hot here, although the humidity is dropping. Your pics remind me of how clear and sunny October around here should be.

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  9. Sue Slaght says:

    As I look outside here Joanne now most of the trees are bare. The wind seems to have had its way with the lovelies. Hoping this month as it flew by has brought some healing to you. xo

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    • Joanne Sisco says:

      I think we’re still a few weeks away from bare trees. I noticed a lot more colour when I was out today … all the early reds.
      I still have a long way to go in the healing dept, but at least I can do *most* things now 🙂

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  10. This month pictures are great, very vivid, very colorful. I can’t believe September is almost gone. Time is flying!

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  11. Yes, where did September go?? I enjoy autumn,Joanne, but we must find a way to slow down time!

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  12. Definitely the best time of the year, Joanne, and your photos paint it in all its glory! I like the one of the fountain, but the ones from the phone are actually perhaps my favourites!

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  13. Mrs. P says:

    Awesome shots!…So many that I REALLY liked….Top three..wow! Love the muddy boys and climbing the wall. The angles on Gibralter lighthouse and the jetty…super! And, I can’t believe you get such great images with your cell phone! ❤ ❤

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  14. Fun photos. Loving these fresh fall days – so much better for hiking!

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  15. Beautiful images, and the fountain wins. 🙂

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  16. Wonderful photographic memories of a season that went by waaaaayyyy too fast!

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  17. While I’m sad to see summer go, I do love fall hiking and the leaves turning. Only problem is that it leads to winter. I’m going to enjoy the warm days while they last. Please send that bacon truck down to Virginia – we love our bacon around here!

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  18. The summer was gone, then August disappeared and now September…?!?

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  20. I cannot quite believe where September has gone either, as you say one minute it was still summer and boom October is knocking at the door. Fortunately the weather has stubbornly refused to follow the months into autumn here, the mornings and evenings are a bit chilly but the days are still really warm and sunny, I hope October stays like this too, certainly no need to light a fire yet!

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  21. Barbed Words says:

    Amazing sky at Gibraltar Point. I’m happy to see autumn (fall!) arriving, it’s my favourite season 🙂

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  22. Su Leslie says:

    Looks like a fun month. Hope your Autumn isn’t too harsh, and your shoulder is healing well.

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  23. bulldog says:

    Your autumn our spring, your winter our summer…. sorry but I am happy to see our summer

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  24. joey says:

    Well that’s just all kindsa lovely! I wish it would cool off more here, but I’ll take what I can get. 🙂

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  25. I can’t believe how fast this month has gone by!

    Your smartphone images are fantastic! I’m so looking forward to my new phone arriving! Unfortunately, it’ll be another month or so before it arrives.

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    • Joanne Sisco says:

      Thank you! I rarely think to use the camera on my phone, but I didn’t have my camera with me on this walk. I was glad to get some photos that weren’t too bad 🙂

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      • I rarely think to use my camera when out and about as well. I wonder if that will change once I receive my new phone? I bought the new iPhone 7+. I’m so excited to get it! I’m still using an iPhone 5 and even with additional camera apps my images made with iPhone aren’t that good.

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        • Joanne Sisco says:

          I didn’t realize there were additional camera apps available. I wonder if there are Android ones too? I’ll have to take a look – thanks. Sometimes it’s just more convenience to not be carrying a camera.

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          • Oh yes, there are quite a few camera apps! My favorite camera is Camera+ and Low Light ProCamera, VSCO, and Pro HDR.

            Snapseed has an Android version.

            I always carry a camera. If not my Df then my little Lumix FZ200 and my cell phone. I wonder if that will change at all when I receive the 7plus? I have high hopes for the dual lenses in that version.

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  26. Tippy Gnu says:

    Seems like this is the way it goes every year. Hot one day, cold the next. Not much in-between for a transition. Here’s hoping next summer your collarbone will be bicycle-racing-safe.

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  27. bikerchick57 says:

    I love all of your photos, Joanne, but the one of the Toronto beach is striking. September was the same here. Warm, warm, warm until yesterday when it turned cool and rainy. The month went by in a flash, but here’s hoping we still have some nice days in October for our bike rides.

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  28. All of a sudden, our temps have shot up to the 90s so it definitely still feels like summer here. But, at this very moment, I am sitting out on our deck enjoying a lovely, warm evening and, hopefully soon, a gorgeous sunset so life is grand. Oh, and a rainbow is forming to the east. Wow, Mother Nature is putting on a show.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    Hard to believe October is just around the corner! My very favourite time if year 😄

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  30. Donna says:

    I was just wondering myself where our summer has gone. Great pics (that even made me homesick). Thanks for sharing!
    Donna

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    • Joanne Sisco says:

      Thanks Donna. This weather is actually my favourite – cool, often outright chilly nights, followed by pleasant daytime temperatures. I’m going to enjoy this while it lasts – because it never lasts long!

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  31. Well you can always come here where it’s a seasonal 105 degrees! How’s the collarbone?

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  32. Helen C says:

    Wow, at least you have been a lot of places and taken a lot of photos in Sept., Joanne. I need to think and maybe regroup 😉
    Have a great evening.

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