It’s not really Autumn yet, but it doesn’t exactly feel like summer anymore either. It’s still hot, but it’s subtly different. The days are shorter, and sweeter – everything is suffused with a gentle, golden mellowness. It’s an inspiring time of the year: ideas ripen as quickly as the berries in the hedgerows, and everything feels a little bit special.
Here are a few simple things I love about September…
Jewel-like flowers. September isn’t about drastic change – Autumn leaves aren’t quite here yet, but everything in my garden is changing. The pretty pastels of summer are being replaced with vivid yellows, oranges and deep reds.
Blackberries. They’re here – catch them before they vanish again! I can never resist gathering some, returning home with sticky purple fingers and my sweet bounty. September was made for pies and crumbles.
British apples. Nothing tastes nicer. Early apples are starting to appear in the shops, and lots of people round here are beginning to sell bags of them outside their houses. So much better than anything flown over in an aeroplane.
Those are the things that sum up September for me. Blackberries, apples and jewel-coloured blooms. What do you love about September?