Saturday, September 13, 2014

It's Not Over



this cycle of planting

  then raking



of giving

and taking.



It's Not Over.



looks back

and remembers to go



more spontaneous


gentle moments.








though winter's stillness

 will suddenly fall


you will 


as if it were always

Sweet September.

subtitle quote by Anita Krizzan via pinterest


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Anita.... This post made my heart melt... Breathtaking photos, and your words...Give more than you take.... We should all follow those words.. I love the photo with the child and pony, the woman in the lush green grass and the child looking back... I always look forward to your posts. Beautiful, just beautiful!

The Charm of Home said...

Anita, this is so pretty! I love sweet September!

Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

Gorgeous post, as always Anita. I am missing summer already, even though fall has not officially arrived. The kids are back at school, the days are still, instead of filled with the laughter of children splashing in the pool and running amok. We rise in the dark and the sun sets earlier...I am a summer girl and while I make the best of fall and winter, I can't help but feel a little bit melancholy!

Simply LKJ said...

Again, my heart aches for the stillness and peace. Beautiful words and peace.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a lovely introduction to the brand-new season.

francis said...

Sweet september , sweet Anita

Junkchiccottage said...

How beautiful all your pictures are. Such serenity in your pictures. Loved them all. Happy Fall.

Three Sheep Studio said...

I just love your posts.
They gently transport me to someplace new each time.

wanda miller said...

SWEET SEPTEMBER, just got better and I THANK YOU! I think I shall jump in here, right in your post and linger and linger and linger...XOXOXO

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Early this morning, I watched HOLLAND GRACE play her first ever soccer game in the foreground of the most glorious MT RAINIER! BEN was completely fascinated with THE MOON still shining in the bright morning sky! DEAREST ANITA, your post is the perfect finale to this SWEETest of SEPTEMBER Saturdays.
For a moment I thought the image with the beam framed chandelier was your home! I can't wait to see your beams!
MR D is playing Sinatra and is almost finished staining the desk.
"I've Got You Under My Skin!"
You know how much I love your Saturday evening posts!
Moments like this are the best!

Denise said...

No matter My age,as far back as I can remember,up til now,Sept reminds Me of all that goes with back to school.....My own and My daughters.Sweet Sweet memories of plaid skirts all different colors and brand new shoes and as a Mother giving giving giving with lots joy and some fatigue added in for balance.

donna baker said...

My favorite song, the cutest girl with a pony in the world and sweet September indeed, dear Anita. If only I were as sweet as you.

DolceDreams said...

Anita I have missed you SOOOOO!!!! You have such absolutely exquisite taste and talent, I hope that you are well and that the school year has started off perfectly for you....and that your creative juices are flowing in your life. They sure are here! xox Nathalie

Kelly said...

Amen!!!! Just LOVELY......... Dearest Anita <3

wanda miller said...

i am so happy that the weather is pleasant there, Anita, especially when you have returned to school. i have been thinking about the wonderful persons that have taken over my job at school, out on that black top, 100 degrees a lot this month and again tomorrow. but i posted a most BEAUTIFUL SUNDOWN on Face Book just now and i am off to my swimming hole, it's still 90 at 9:30...dripping, but soon sleeping. maybe i'll crawl over by the gorgeous barn too! ;)

Marit Bekkevold Skoglund said...

September is a delightful month. I love it too. The light, the colours and the harvesting we can do in the nature.
Yesterday I was out in the forest collecting some mushrooms. I found some and they where of really high quality.
I loved the photo of the bicycle and the sunflowers. The other photos where lovely too, but I just loved the first one.
Wish you a happy sunday.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Beautiful words to welcome in a new season - love the words "give more than you take" and should always remember this great advice.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend - also that your start to the school year is going well.

Barbara Fisher said...

Dearest Anita, how is it possible for each new post to be more beautiful than the last? Your words, pictures and music moved me to tears. I wish I had the words to explain how I feel when I visit your beautiful blog. Giving more than taking comes naturally to you Annita, that is just who you are. I can’t even begin to pick out a favourite image, but I do love the barn in the snow. I can almost feel the stillness in the air. Have a wonderful September. xxx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How do you do it? This is so gorgeous and the images and words are perfection. Simply stunning, my friend!


Sheila :-)

millefeuilles said...

My eyes have filled with tears, Anita. Thank you for this beautiful insight of yours. It could not have come at a better time. The weather has been glorious for the past two weeks and my almost 92 year old father was rushed into hospital with pneumonia (first time ever) whilst here in France He's out now but, as you can imagine, we've been on a rollercoaster of emotions this week and are now grateful for his continued presence in our lives.

Warmest wishes to you as every,


Catherine Robinson said...

I think this is my favourite post, ever of yours, Anita...I love September and your words and images are simply perfect...I'll be reading it again and again...thank you xx

Pétales de fée said...

What a beautiful post ! J'aime beaucoup cette première photo avec les grands tournesols et j'aime aussi toute cette belle ambiance ici. Belle journée à toi !

Méa Strauß said...

Dear Anita,
I have tears in my eyes... your post touched me so deep inside - as fall is my desire...
Hugs an kissies for this, Méa

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello dearest Anita!
Such a very inspirational and so beautiful Sunday morning post:)
Your wise words paired with a stunning images!
I love September because of totally new time in the year: more aware and looking forward....
And truly,all these gorgeous gold and vintage colours around!!!

Sending to you my warm hugs,

The Dutchess said...

YES...I will...and I will be in your mail much to tell you..A Bientot..

Simplement ... said...

Chez moi c'est encore l'été ...
Hier les plages étaient bondées, le jour on dore et on se baigne, le soir on dîne sur la plage !
On sort la table et les chaises pliantes et à la tombée du jour, les petites lumières dansent sur le sable !
Septembre est un mois magique ... merci de nous le rappeler.
Gros bisous chère Anita

Pilar V said...

Precioso, como siempre.
De un plumazo me has borrado la tristeza del verano perdido.

un beso

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Lovely. There's no other word. Lovely!

beverly e said...

Such a beautiful and relaxing post... I needed that this morning before heading out the door. Thanks for sharing!

deb famularo said...

Beautiful post Anita. It's a gift, truly, how you continue coming up with these inspiring posts. A catch up e-mail is in order. I'll work on that this week. Lots to share! Happy Fall!

Mary Hone said...

Beautiful. I love September. Fall is the golden time. Thanks for a wonderful post.

"Create Beauty" said...

You CAPTURED it for sure, as September is very S W E E T indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our picnic at the ponds yesterday with butterfly nets and happy children created these feelings you have
so beautifully written... and there is more to come, next weekend ~ the beach!!!!!

my heart S O A R S when I read your posts.

I wish you could have heard the sounds and viewed the sights yesterday
of geese coming in for a landing on the pond, they were water-skiing!

love love love this post my dear friend.
~ Violet

Rhonda said...

Amazing Anita, your posts are poetry to me. Your posts always lift my spirits and stir my creative thoughts. Much love to you.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dear sweet Anita my fellow poet and friend I adore and love, Happy Sunday! This post is pure magic, Anita it brought me back to the emotional allure I had the first time I read your blog and fell in love. To me the changing seasons offer perfect harmony in universal rhythmic renewal. I am fortunate to live as you do with 4 glorious seasons, each bringing their own unique inspiration to draw upon.
I'm sorry I am late arriving to visit, was out late last night, dusk was incredible with the colorful light display caused by the solar flare.

The Arts by Karena said...

Dear Anita, This is always my favorite time of year! Love the few months of glorious Autumn! Oh and thank you so much for the ballet link!

The Arts by Karena

The enchanted home said...

OMG Anita, this might be one of my all time favorites...the pictures, your words the feeling that swept over me, FABULOUS!!! Bravo to you....this was incredible!! You captured the essence of the changing of the seasons so beautifully, I swear I could almost feel a drift of cold air come into the room and hear those ocean waves as I was reading this post! Marvelous job.

Cathy said...

I didn't want to leave the music to post my comment! You've captured the essence of September so sweetly. I will visit here time and again this month as the month between summer and autumn reminds me that if you planted you shall reap and it will be enough to see you through your winter. Thank you so much for this lovely post, Anita!

Art and Sand said...

A new post from Anita . . .

A quick smile
A fast scroll through to scan the gorgeous photos
Followed by a leisurely read
Soft music enhances the experience

And finally, a third view (maybe more) to make sure I didn't miss anything.


BRASWELL said...

wow I thought this post was beautiful + what a lovely song to go with it. Happy Sept.


What a lovely post and music to go with! A nice respite from the usual blog post offerings! I followed you here from seeing your comment at Tiny Cottage in The Woods blog. I'm your newest member now!

miss b said...

September here in the UK is certainly sweet as the sun continues to shine and we have blue skies too! We are being eased gently into the new season. What a beautiful quote to begin this lovely post with delightful images which are both uplifting and relaxing at the same time.

Jude Butterfly said...

Thank goodness for lovely souls that help us see the beauty that surrounds us. This and all of your posts are so beautiful. You have such a gift. So many kindred spirits love you for it.

Jeanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Anita. Wonderful words and thoughts to live by and such a reminder to revel in the beauty that surrounds us!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Anita, I so needed this today. Changes are in the September wind and sometimes I do not face change easily, but through a series of events, including your post, I am ready to face change with joyful expectation! Thank you. This was amazing.

Jeanne said...

This post is so full of imagery reminiscent of my childhood. The little girl with the pony? That was me. Thank you for bringing back such sweet memories.

therelishedroost said...

Something very serene about September and you truly captured it here!!Love it, K

Linda & Cinnamon said...

There is as special love story going on between the
words and photos.
Only you Dear Anita can make magic dance across the page.
Ah sweet September is in the air.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Anita, I waited and waited for this new post... and sigh.. (pat heart) it is so much the feel of September...!!
" Always looks back...and remembers to go forward" I like that!!.... "Give more then you take" I like that too!!!
Blessings Warmth and Love, Linnie xx oo

Karen said...

I love this time of year, it always energizes me and feels like a new beginning. The words and images of your post, coupled with the serenity of Satie's piece is so relaxing and peaceful.
Happy September to you.

PlantPostings said...

Nice! September is a bittersweet time of year for me. Generally, I've tended to prefer August and October--on either side of the transition. But I'm learning to appreciate September. It is a beautiful month. The butterflies are amazing ... the juvenile hummingbirds are so very entertaining ... the temperatures are near perfect ... and the flowers ... the flowers! Lovely post, Anita!

koralee said...

Good evening sweet friend....thinking of you often! Sweet month of September always has a special place in my heart. What's not to love about it!! You said it perfectly my friend. Hope your week is amazing and you are having a wonderful teaching year so far. You are always close to my heart! xoxo

hi-d said...

What a beautiful post. I love the writing in this one. It could be published. :)
So nice to see you post. And thanks for stopping by. Your school year sounds like it's off to a busy start. Those students that have you for a teacher are so blessed. I hope they realize it. If not now, years later, I'm sure they will look back with fond memories. I have some teachers that I still think about that I had throughout my years in grade school, junior high, high school & college.

Here's to a new week and I hope you get some down time as well during the busyness of the work day to just stop and breathe and enjoy. :)

Love to you,

Jacqueline said...

I love September as that is when I met my hubby - new semester in college - new love - sweet smell of fall in the air! I still love summer most but it is fun to get out the boots and smell the leaves and don the beautiful sweaters!
Have a lovely September. You must be so busy, busy, busy! You are always so sweet to visit everyone! Hugs and warmth this fall!

Palomasea said...

Perfection. :)
Everything here...your words (give more than you take...and YOU do that), the images (PONY!)...that quote above...and one of my favorite pieces of music.
Thank you for the (he)art that is you.
Love you, my dear friend...

nélinha said...

j'aime fêter l'arrivée de l'automne en ta compagnie, tout est doux et subtil, les mots prennent de jolies couleurs ...Je dirais même qu'il faut savoir donner pour recevoir...Anita tu donnes beaucoup à chacun de tes billets et ceci pour le grand plaisir de tes fidèles lectrices...comme moi
Bisous tout plein

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Jeanne! Good morning! Thank you for coming to visit me. I can't find a new blog post for you, and I wanted to reach you to thank you for coming! And that pony! Yes, that is me too. Sweet memories, aren't they!

Happy Monday, Anita

Prince Snow Farm said...

Oh Anita, you have outdone yourself! I love all of the images and words, but I want to keep watching that young couples kiss again and again! Hard to let go of summer, but we truly hold the memories close. I do adore autumn!

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, I was ooohing and ahing over this post. What gorgeous photos. One prettier than the next. Love the quote, sunflowers, cliffs of Dover, golly the children. Have to go back and look some more. Renee is so happy, She is getting Married Oct. this man is fabulous he does anything she asks. He really adores her. I am happy now. yvonne

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Yes, sweet September, it will always be a favorable month for me. I smiled BIG when I saw the basket of sunflowers, and is that a WHITE sunflower, maybe all dried up - it's so beautiful? I loved the picture of the leaves so much and it brought back a special memory for me. I even tear up when I think of it. My mom used to have a picture of Jell and Nel when they were little playing in the leaves, throwing them up in the air, and it was in her kitchen. It was one of her favorite pictures, and she kept it in her kitchen until she passed away. If I ever find it, I will send you a copy. I bet there is so much to do for you in September with school and work and all. I hope the school year is a pleasant one so far. The picture here with the little girl jumping over the fence with enthusiasm touched my heart, as I see a little of that in all of us from time to time. What a sweet September post, Anita. And by the way, I loved the music, it's always been a favorite of mine.

Have a wonderful September week.


Deborah said...

Awww Anita...this is so lovely!
Love your thoughts and love all the beauty here!
The colours are so warm!
Hugs and kisses! (still no puppies yet!)

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxo

Down by the sea said...

Oh this was so lovely that I had to go back and enjoy it all again! I loved the words and the images and painting of the sea! Hope you have a wonderful September and Autumn. Sarah x

CraveCute said...

I lovely look at September.... Adore the pony and little girl jumping for joy! I feel the crisp autumn breeze... :)

Suz said...

Absolutely beautiful words, thoughts and images. Gorgeous.

Gem said...

Miss you!!!! I have lost your email address.
gem x

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Ce n'est pas une surprise de constater que ton dernier message est si merveilleux.
Depuis que je viens ici je n'en ai pas vu d'autres.
Je te souhaite des jours plein de "bliss" et de réalisation...


Le ciel est plein de bleu
et de blanc si tendre
frêle et pâle...
comme l’eau…
comme un désir caché…
Doux comme la nostalgie,
la pluie tombe de temps en temps...

C’est comme le vent
qui frémit entre les feuilles
que tu erres dans mes pensées…
C’est comme un oiseau
qui dort entre le feuillage
que tu sommeilles dans mon esprit…

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Quel incroyable poème chère, chère Troebadoer...ça me couple le souffle, veritablement! J'adore lire à haute voix, surtout le français, et la rime des mots mais surtout le SENS - comment tu le fais?!

C'est un don du haut, du ciel, de l'univers, le langage, car deux personnes qui partagent une langue commune peuvent créer un sentiment si fort. Merci de tes mots, le Youtube que je vais regarder maintenant.

Merci mille fois de ton amitié, Anita

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Anita, Oh what a lovely post for September. The photos, your words and music make one dream. Thank you for sharing and inspiring my autumn dreams.
For some reason I am not receiving your posts in my email for follow by email. I am going to try signing up again and see what happens. So glad I did not miss this post.
Have a wonderful week and blessings to you.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi again, I tried signing up again and got a message that I am already following your blog, but yet, not receiving your posts. Maybe glitches once again on this. I thought these were fixed. LOL

hi-d said...

"Give more than you take." What wise words, my sister. :)
You are definitely a giver. For sure! Your kindness alone, that you shower on so many is inspiring. You have a way of encouraging others and lifting their spirits. I truly believe you have a gift and I'm so happy that you can impact so many with your writing. Keep it up.

So glad you had a wonderful weekend. Here's to another one in 4, 3, 2, 1 days! (smile)

Love to you!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello beautiful Anita!!!!
How are you? What a cool post leading into my favorite time of year- autumn!!!! I always love breaking out my blazers, coats, and boots!!!!!
How is school?
It was a dreary rainy day here yesterday but is supposed to be nice & sunny the rest of the week.....
Hope you're having a wonderful week so far!!!!!
Love & Hugs,

Anonymous said...

How are you, lovely Anita? I've been working my way here for days, but getting used to my empty nest had my head in the clouds for a bit, and I haven't commented on my blogging neighbors' pages as often as I like to...just getting back to it. I have to admit that I'm actually liking the quiet at home, very familiar and comfortable to an only child. I'm slowly getting back to my art table too.
As always, your post is dreamy.
Love and blessings, friend.

La Contessa said...

Now that I have floated away...............I want to take a moment to THANK YOU for your music and your lovely photos you source through out the webYou truly tell a story........with your words and photos!September is a beautiful month here in your home STATE of CALIFORNIA!IT's always better then summer really..........Once again I haven't received your email announcing your NEW POST!Found you on another blog roll but at least this time I'm only two days late!I too have a NEW POST up today!Although, I have done something terribly wrong to link in with our hostess MARSHA at SLENDEROSA.You know me and this machine.......GRRRRRR.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Anita, I am trying to get caught up. I didn't receive your post via email. Beautiful post as always my friend. Full of inspiration and goodness. I love the quote, give more than you take and I always try to abide by that. Have a wonderful week, my friend. Hugs, Linda

YONKS said...

Sublime darling! The girl and pony leaping, such joy. I love this post Anita, it speaks to my Pagan heart and my most cherished time of year, autumn. Oh Joy, it's nearly upon us.

Burlap Luxe said...

I am two days late, yet never to late to my beauty plant and spread seeds better then anyone I know !
Every photo here touched a softer side in my being inspiring a feeling I not quite familiar with the words that would describe it other then a sense of calming to my spirit.

Keep spreading your love, it's well received, and I adore you for it.


CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Anita, hope your week is off to a great start. I had to view this post again and I love, love the music.
Have a nice evening.
Hugs and Blessings to you sweet friend.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

This is so beautiful dear friend. It is late and I'm getting ready to head to bed, but I couldn't go to sleep without a visit to you. Now I will sleep with thoughts of sweet September in my head.
Love and hugs,

Susan Athanasakou said...

I just love looking at all the pictures here on Castles, Crowns and Cottages!

Botanic Bleu said...

Another stunning post with a lyrical commentary...Sweet September...

I saw your photos on FB that showed your new beams! So exciting to have them installed after waiting so long. Will there be photos on the blog?


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Dear Anita.....ah, Sweet September certainly is sweet Down Under! The days are warming up beautifully.....the sea is changing its' hues......and the air smells so perfectly.....all gearing up for Summer on her way!!! Wishing you a beautiful, Dzintra xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you dear Anita for popping in....always a pleasure to have you visit....Happy September to you.....Hugs, Dzintra xo

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Oh Anita...I know I am late in commenting on this...I "unplugged" for a few days when I had family visiting. This post is just made my morning! I gripe a lot about summer ending but I do love September...this post reminded me why. Thank you, my dear friend, for brightening my morning and putting a positive spin on the rest of my day! xoxo

Willow said...

Hello sweet Anita .September in New England has been gorgeous . This is my second visit , this first time I could not find words wonderful enough to express my delight . I adore the September images you selected , they are fabulous. Your posts , the images, your words are always so magnificent They truly touch my soul each and every time ~ often leaving me speechless, in awe. I do however like to let you know what a true artful creator you are and give gratitude for what you are able to invoke so I often have to come twice ( still awestruck) to leave the comment.

Ann said...

That is lovely Anita.
I love September
it is my Mom's birth month
and although she's not with us anymore
her love and memories will forever be in our hearts.

Love the images and words
you used to inspire us once again.
Love the Ber months ♥

Jeri Landers said...

Lovely, lovely. So soothing, this. The most peaceful season is upon us and your music , images and words capture it so succinctly. ( Not only that, but I love the clothing on the lady in the red skirt) Love ya Nita!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

A lovely tribute to sweet September! Beautifully done, Anita!! We are enjoying a glorious fall day here in DC. Hope it is just as sweet where you are. Cheers!
PS - Do tell us about your school year so far. Hope all is well.

Ivy Clad said...

Hi friend, you are so right. September is so sweet; my favorite month of the year. I can hardly believe it's half over and soon summer will officially be gone.

Ivy and Elephants said...

So beautiful, Anita. Each season brings with it pleasures and joy. Fall is a bounty that allows us to enjoy the winter.
This is my season to plant new seeds in my young minds, the school year is in full swing. Are you still subbing?
Big hugs,

L'Elégante said...

Très belles photos et très belle musique, j'adore Eric Satie. Sa musique m'accompagne souvent quand j'écris.
J'espère que la rentrée s'est bien passée ? et que tu vas bien... A bientôt. Fine.

It's me said...

Finally !!! here i am !!! i read your post earlier this week but i can't comment with my ipad !! so strange...only with my laptop by you...!!

And my love...i always gave more than i take my whole life till your post !!!! you .....xxxxxxxxxx !

Stacey said...

Awww my dearest, this is beautiful! I've been soaking up the cool air and changing colors that lovely September has been serving up. Very pretty pics and loooove your header! xx

castellar rosa said...

ohh Anita ce post c'est un rêve, tes images sont merveilleuses, tu sais ?? l'automne c'est ma saison preéférée.
Je te souhaite un doux aprés midi
gros bisous

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for visiting me and saying such a sweet thing - yes, creating ourselves - that's wahtblogging is mostly about! Your article is basically ready - will send it to you tom to have a peek! Am so busy these days and after work i paint outside, hoping to finish my summer series! Bises, M.

Madelief said...

Dearest Anita,

So sorry to be late replying! You are always among the first on my blog, but somehow I never manage to be first on yours :-). What a beautiful post this is. An ode to September! Wish I could write as beautifully as you do Anita. You make us feel what you feel too, which is a great gift!

Hope you enjoyed the first weeks of the school year?! Everything is back to normal in The Netherlands too. Love the business and everyone being back!

Happy weekend!


Madelief xox

Sylvia said...

Sweet Anita, I am more than happy I finally got a chance to visit over here - your beautiful, thoughtful, inspiring blog. I have missed you SO! You are such an inspiration to me - thank you for your encouraging words. I LOVE your ode to September - September is so sweet, it will bring its own beauty and "gentle moments" with it. I hope you are blessed with delight, fulfillment, and peace in the new school year. And don't stop taking photos of this wonderful world; I assure you that there is a tremendous improvement in your photos. Congratulations! Wishing you one unforgettable Sweet September! Hugs to you...

Jade said...

Oh Anita, my dear are such a great inspiration for me. You make me smile and you filled September with light and poetry, with autumn romance and softness. One of my sons is born in this month! You made my heart sing once again and I thank you soooooo much for all the love in your posts! Have a wonderful autumn time,

with love and hugs, Jade

Jade said...

Oh Anita, it´s not true what you are so full of light and this light is also in your pictures. To see the world with your eyes is such a gift and inspiration! And you love colours............every person has another way to show the light! Your´s is really magical!!! Thank you for your lovely words and have a wonderful weekend,

hugs Jade

awal.ny said...

Beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful weekend. Alaina

Heather Lindstrom said...

How did I miss this? I am so happy to be here, with you and your splendid creativity, Anita. You have such a gift for drawing just the write image to set the scene. I read through three times to capture the beauty. The couple, is that you and your husband? ;) Must be....Sweet September is right. Have a lovely weekend my lovely friend. xx

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

As usual, very well done!

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hello Dearest Anita,
Isn't it fun playing Mice? (and Tea Rats & co.)
Blessings Love and Hugs, Linnie and Mousiekins

Anonymous said...

Oh, Anita!
"Then plant love everywhere you go." Those lovely words are a perfect description of YOU! This enchanting post brings such smiles to my heart with each image and your touching words. The sounds of Erik Satie are perfection… and bring back special memories of our wedding ceremony! Wishing you sweet September days… all year long! ♡Dawn

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You are such a sweetheart! Thank you so much for visiting... I am so happy you enjoyed!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Truly stunning pictures Anita. You have taking me on an amazing journey full of beauty, fantasy and smiles. Thank you for sharing such happy pics with us.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday.


Constance said...

So beautiful, dear Anita! You must spend hours searching for these perfect images, that capture such delicate romantic loveliness every post! In honor of fall and the approach of winter, all to the beautiful notes of the piano...
I love visiting here - you uplift, you grace, you are an angel of the word/image/sound:)
Best regards to you dear friend. Life is more beautiful because of you!

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Dear Anita,

Stopping by again to say hello...I have been thinking about you, hoping to make some time so I can email you properly. Your sweet September post is so's such an amazing time of year. I am finally back blogging again ~ have missed you!!

xoxo Mary Jo

Esther said...

Its so lovely, Très joli!!!! Toujours magnifique!!!

Leslie said...

ANITA .. this was wonderful! I've missed you so much and I couldn't have come back at a better time. September is my birthday month AND a pivotal month for many of us as we recognize summer is over and another school year begins. Even though I do not have kids anymore, I still feel it. I love the quiet preparation for the coming season and the gradual pulling out of our winter gear and candles. This season will be one I appreciate more so as I will hopefully have a home again .. I cannot wait to cook, clean, light candles, light a fire, bake cookies, and snuggle with my throws and blankets:)

LOVE the photos here! xxleslie

Vintage Jane said...

As always such beautiful words and images that make me think and feel. I do love September but it is always tinged with a little dread as I do not enjoy the dark grey of winter. I will try to hold on to your words. M xx

Bilancia Designs said... always, Anita.
Autumn is my favorite time of the year! I love everything about it, especially the scents. We're already experiencing a crisp chill in the air and the leaves have started to change here in NJ. It's wonderful!
I hope you're enjoying your new school year and have a classroom full of bright and eager students! How lucky are they to have such an AMAZING teacher!!!
We're long overdue for a Skype visit...
Miss you.

Pura Vida said...

My talented to look here often to feel inspired and at peace. Your words and images always make that happen for me! Hope your fall began with a blast of color!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


Good evening my dear friend! This is s magical post! I love September, it is the start of my favorite season.

Your post is fabulous, as always. I loved it and am so happy to see you here!

I hope that school is going well!

pretty pink tulips said...

As always, your posts take me on a magical journey. Your pictures and message always resonate. I wish you the sweetest of Septembers. With both my boys back in school and just celebrating my little one turning 10, we love September.

xoxo Elizabeth

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello dearest Anita!!!!
How was your weekend? It was pretty hot here but then cooled off Sunday.
My husband and I watched the movie "The Fault In Our Stars".... Wow!!!! Great movie but incredibly sad. I was sobbing by the end. I have not read the book yet.
How is school? I bet you're looking fabulous with your amazing style!!!!
Hope you had a wonderful day!!!!
Love & Hugs,

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,
I hope you are having a good week! And a belated birthday to your husband. His birthday is the same as my nephew's.

Are you still having sunshine? We have rain here but it's still kind of muggy. The sunshine should return soon though.

Hope school is going well for you. It will be Christmas break before you know it. haha...

Love to you, my sister.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

'Sweet September' is my favourite month Anita...misty mornings have arrived and today is a glorious autumnal day (and my birthday!) and I wanted to call and say 'hello' and enjoy reading your latest beautiful post...I'm dreaming of sitting at a table like the one above lovely! :-)
Wishing you a lovely creative day,
Susan x

Karena Albert said...

So many soft and moving images Anita! Going into Autumn gently! I adore your choices!

Haute Couture Ateliers

Vagabonde said...

Vous nous comblez d’images si jolies. Un billet charmant et si évocateur, merci.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Anita Dear,
Hope your week is going well and even better as it goes along :-)
Blessings and Love and warmth, Linnie

vicki archer said...

Beautiful Anita... and a lovely reminder that September is just as good a place to start as any... Superb mix of words and images... always... xv

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dear sweet Anita,
Thanks for your visit to Philly to take a stroll through Elfreth's alley. I always enjoy waking up to a comment left by you, it's a like unwrapping a present and always appreciated. Fall is in the air, tomorrow will be windy and rainy. Lots of rain! Today I picked up two white Lumina pumpkins, one I'm calling Tall Boy the other short girl. Will wait until the rain ends to put them outside on our stoop. Sending my love,

helen tilston said...

My dearest Anita

Stunning images and your words welcome the arrives of Autumn and then Winter. Where did the summer go? I know you have been busy too. Are you back teaching? We are enjoying being in Ireland by the sea and catching up with family. Every day bring new joy.
Wishing you a joyful weekend my friend

Helen xx

I Dream Of said...

Anita, your post is so gorgeous! I was feeling a little grumpy about fall when I woke up to pouring rain and dark skies this morning, but this has cheered me right up. I think I'll go buy a bouquet of happy yellow sunflowers like that first photo! Thanks for turning my day around and thanks also for popping over to say hello last week! We pass each other so often out in blog land, it was wonderful to see you at I Dream Of.

Hope your fall has begun beautifully! XO

Denise said...

I just wanted to drop by once more.I heard from a little birdie that it was Your husbands birthday....We get around to a lot of the same blogs :) I'm a Sept. girl too. This Year I'm so looking forward to cool weather. My hubby's been looking forward to this Year's Sept. maybe for 15 Years-The Brat-because I turned 62(Soc. Sec. ) Year.

toves sammensurium said...

Dear,sweetest Anita :)

First of all,thank you for your many lovely comments.I always think to myself when I read them,that I will answer later the same day or night!Doesn´t happen!Times runs out!
But NOW i was a delight to look in,and enjoy your Spetember images!lovelymeach and every one of them.
So far September here has been kind,and even lovely…autumn with the nights getting darker earlier,and colder nights,but a hint of summer in the daytime.however NOW September is building up to be as we are used to it,windy,stormy.But I kinda like that too,so I am pleased anyhow!!!!
Looking forward to tomorrow,friday night with the familymstory night,lots of candles.It is actually cozy!
At least I think so :)))

I hope you have wonderful days (and nights too) in September sweet friend!!!

Happy Weekend!

Tovehugs :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Love these pretty autumn pictures. It's such a beautiful time of year. I have done some Fall decorating and look forward to some wonderful comfort food. I hope school is going well for you dear Anita. xo

victorian parlor II said...

What an amazingly beautiful and peaceful post:). Blessings dear friend!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a sweet comment you left for me.. Enjoy your evening dear friend.

Jade said...

Oh Anita, you always give so much more than you take............thank you soooooooo much, my dear friend! Your joyful words are the light of my day........warm and bright! Have a wonderful autumn weekend and enjoy every sunny moment,

with love and hugs, Jade

Maria said...

Ooh Anita...I have missed you soo !!
This post is beautiful... so special and magical ....

I'm popping on the kettle and am going to have another read,
this with a catch up on some more of your truly magical posts...
Thinking of you ..
Maria x

Robyn said...

Today while reading I felt such calm and peace enter my heart and then when I read the line "give more than you take', I smiled and grow teary - good tears.
You say things with your words and music and images that are so poignant, Anita. The way you touch each heart and soul that visits you is so special. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents, sweet friend. xoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

Good evening, my friend. So, you used to ride a WHITE HORSE, OH MY! What an experience that would be. This white horse by my house is so lovely, and I saw him hanging out with a grey one, which you would also like. It's been pretty hectic here with the move and all, but I am settling in, and feeling so very thankful for my new home. I'm just catching up tonight and visiting my special blog friends. I love the picture on here of the old man just sitting on his chair looking at the ocean. It looks to me like he is deep in thought, even if his back is turned and I can't see his face. I hope the school year is going smoothly, and all is well with you.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Just had to drop by to wish you a wonderful weekend.
Enjoyed seeing your post so much and the lovely quote of planting love everywhere you go.
Thanks for all the love you share and the kind visit to say hello to me.

Teacup Mosaics said...

Dear Anita, lovely as always. I love this time of year and you have captured it's essence.
Enjoy! Kelley

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Have a great day dear friend. Just sent you an email.. Thank you for visiting this morning!

Francine Gardner said...

I cherish your posts, the imagery, poetry and beautiful thoughts lift my spirits. This morning I was in much need of a moment of peace and beauty and looked for your blog…knowing that you would bring a smile on my face…Merci mon amie! Francine

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous images, as always. You have a gift for putting this all together. . .there must be a Beatles song for just about every mood. I can never tire of hearing this music.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

You simply inspire me to be better Anita. I borrowed your cute pony image for the weekend. Hope all is well and that you are happy and writing up a storm! xoxo Nancy

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You came over to met Cosmo! Thank you for your kind words! Funny you should mention a penguin , I was thinking about making one, but had used the balance of my black wool for Cosmo.. As soon as I replenish, I may give it a try.
I would like to try an Emperor penguin..

La Petite Gallery said...

It's me again, Well Anita Renee's wedding wet so well. Father Peter did a fabulous job. He had all of us come up
and we all said we agreed on the marrage. Then we all went to the restaurant. It was a glorious day and Renee's daughter came to Maine from Florida, even the two dogs were in the church. Well it's time for me to listen to Dave's dog sing again. Unbelieveable and funny. The Post is gorgeous, big hug and LOL , does that mean laugh out loud
or lots of love. yvonne

Luisa María Benito said...

Siempre en permanente belleza!!
No dejas nunca un detalle sin tratar!
me fascina cada una de tus imágenes!!
pienso con tristeza en el pasado verano, lleno de tantas cosas hermosas.
Bienvenido el otoño!!



nélinha said...

coucou Anita, j'espère que tout va bien pour toi, tu as toujours autant de travail????, tes billets me manque tu sais!!!!
Bisous tout plein

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Grab your costume Tea Rat and come to the party in Nowhere!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Missing Sweet September already! While fall is not my favorite season (I'm a spring and summer gal!), I do enjoy some things about Sep and Oct. The gorgeous colors, leaves flying through the air on a rush of spiraling wind, the smell of woodsmoke in the neighborhood. Wishing you a wonderful fall.

Anonymous said...

I wandered over here from Dore's Burlap Luxe.......Your blog is simply lovely! It is so peaceful and makes my heart smile. I will check back often xoxo ~Ashley

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