~ September ~ The Bride of Fall

 September

Beauty that moves fall in yankee states Autumn North East Kingdom Vermont Traveling in new england states

Right proudly she walks in her bounty

Sown the lengths the length of the dim forest trails,

To the music of gipsy hand playing

A march on the silver-stringed gales.

Fall in New England Staes New Hampshire Vermont Traveling colors of fall Vintage Poetry September Bride of Fall Vintage Home Art Magazine

Her gown is be-ribboned and ruffled ,

And dainty dyed by the frost;

While the sun-gods have woven the veiling

That upon her bright tresses is tossed.

TSeptember the bride of fall Vintage poetry New England states fall traveling colors of New Hampshire Vermont Vintage needle women magazine Fall photography

Her bridal-bouquet is blue gentain,

With tassels if thistle-down floss;

And her sandals that tread, O, so softly,

Are fashioned of lichens and moss.

Stream in fall Fall colors of New England States Vermont New Hampshire traveling in fall Vintage fall poetry September Bride of fall

Each year she goes forth to the altar

At the sound pf a cleat ringing call,

And places her hand in her lover’s –

September, the bride of Fall!

Vintage Poetry September The Bride of Fall  Fall Travels New England States Vermont New Hampshire Fall Colors  colors of autumn

 

~ Elodia Pray Wright,

Another lovely vintage poem, from my one of my vintage magazine’s ~ The Home Arts Magazine, September 1934

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Of Seaweed and Tidal Pools

Seaweed Seagull Bar harbor Maine Seawall Maine Acadia National park Maine Seaweed recipes

The lovely colors and treasures ….. of the sea. One more look at summer. And a happy Birthday to my sister, I hope you have a lovely day at the beach!!

 

Hig tide low tide seawa;; Campground Acadia National Park bar Harbor Maine

Seawall has such serene beauty ~  with the waves rolling in the high tide…….and at low tide ~ seeing what treasures the tide has left behind.

By the sea barnacles Bar Harbor Maine seawall Maine Acadia Nation Park seaweed

A ~ very by-the-sea look!

Fresh and dried kelp seaweed seawall campground a Acadia National Park Maine By the sea Sight of low tide

The dramatic look of the naturally dried  kelp and other seaweeds, laying about the rocks and shore. When kelp is fresh and wet it is a pretty deep  shade of green. I have found some stripes as tall as me ~ 5’1!!

Seaweed Seawall Acadia National Park Maine Of Seaweed and seagulls

Seaweed drying / lying about on the rocks ~ at low tide.

Low tide Seawall Acadia National park  Maine seaweed seagull Living by the sea

More of what is left behind as the tide goes out. oh, the many shapes, sizes and color of rocks and shells!!

Summer Sailing

From the sea Low tide Seawall Acadia National Park Maine Vacationing at the sea By the sea Seaweed

….from the sea!

Summer vacation on seashore of maine Tides of the east coast

I love to watch the ~ changing of the tides!!

By the Sea vacation living by the sea photos Seawall Acadia National Park Maine

Low Tide leaves beauty behind ~ picture perfect

 

By the Sea Living by the Sea Seaweed Seawall Acadia National Park Maine

It’s so pretty and calming by the Sea.

Seagull by the sea seaweed

Watching and listening to the Song of the Seagulls….. by the Sea.

Seawall Acadia National Park Maine Seaweed seagull by the sea living by the sea

Tidal pools … hold many treasures to discover…at beautiful Seawall Acadia National Park, Maine

Vacationing by the seashore of Seawall  Maine seagulls video  Seaweed tides of east coast

I hope you have enjoyed our visit to the sea, with the seaweed, tidal pool treasures and seagulls. To see more of seaweed floating to the song of the seagull and seashore stories, please view my vimeo video:

 

You can enjoy more post about my visit to the sea here:

https://elegantlyhandmade.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-sea-shell/

Fall is Nigh…….

Fall is Nigh Fall with Tasha Fall Knitting with Tasha Tudor Fall Vegetable Soup Fall Farmers Market  Kitchen Poetry Tasha Tudor

Fall is nigh, there is a breath of fall in the air….do you feel it…smell it….see it. Have you had any taste of fall yet??

oh my, doesn’t that drawing in the Tasha Tudor book “Around the Year” make you want to whip up a pot of soup, or a homemade apple pie!!

Harvest vegetable soup Fall is nigh fall poetry

What I love about fall, is soups made with all the tasty vegetables, oh, the beautiful potatoes ~ red ~ golden ~ purple ~ white and all the lovely greens ~ rainbow chard, yummy mustard and turnip greens, the colorful tomatoes! The truth is I love soup all through the year. Do you? What is your favorite homemade soup?

farmers Market Fall is Nigh Foods of Fall fall Poetry

I have been enjoying summer and falls bounty, not from my own garden ~ but through the hard work of others. Oh, thank you so much for the tasty vegetables, goat and sheep milk cheese. And look at those lovely blueberries.  Have you ever raked for blueberries, it will give you a new appreciation for them, making them taste even better.

Fall cooking harvest fall is nigh september

I tried something new this year, called dragon beans, they reminded me of broad beans. I stewed them with different colored tomatoes, carrots and some patty pan squash. The fresh  vegetables had such wonderful flavor we didn’t think it need any other seasoning except the onion flakes, salt and pepper

Farmers market Maine  fall food recipes

mmmm….doesn’t that watermelon look good??? It was!! We bought one of the dark green melons, they had a pink flesh and seeds ~ we ate the whole thing!

Blueberry Goat cheese cake maine organic blueberries fall is nigh fall harvest foods recipes

This is what I had for my birthday dessert . Chocolate blueberry goat cheesecake.

Farmers market Organic produce fall is nigh fall harvest

So have you been harvesting the bounty from your garden??? Do you have a locale farmers market and road side stands where you can buy tasty fruits and veg ~ of someone else’s labor?? Does your cooking change as fall is approaching? I’m ready for apples ~ apple sauce, warmed with cinnamon and raisins in it, apple crisp, and fresh apple cider!

 

Summer Has Walked So Softly…..

 

Summer Has Walked so softly poetry  Ethel Romig Fuller Seashore Summer Maine Vacationing  Summer Waning

Summer has walked so softly
Over the flowery grass,

 

sailing in Maine Seashore Vacationing in Maine Black woods Acaida Park Path to the sea

Summer has walked so swiftly
No one has seen her pass.

 

Summer Has Walked so softly poetry Ethel Romig Fuller Seashore Summer Maine Vacationing Summer Waning Poetry Summer has walked so softly Vintage Home Art Magazine Ethel Romig Fuller

Now yellow leaves are blowing
Down the path she trod
Between the first blue iris,
And the last of the goldenrod

 

 

Summer Has Walked so softly poetry Ethel Romig Fuller Seashore Summer Maine Vacationing Summer Waning

And where she lingered for saying,
Goodbye, had any heard ~
No doubt we thought it a wind song,
Or the cry of a migrant bird~

Summer Has Walked so softly poetry Ethel Romig Fuller Seashore Summer Maine Vacationing Summer Waning

Are only a mist of wild asters
And a thistledown-light imprint
Of a small and worn green sandal
On a bed of rusty mint.

I discovered this delightful poem ~ Summer Has Walked So Softly by Ethel Romig Fuller, in one of my vintage magazines ~ The Home Art Magazine September 1934.

I hope you enjoy!

Summer is Waning ……..

Summer waning by Tasha Tudor Summer Vegetable Soup Fall Veg Soup Kitchen Poetry Tasha Tudor Fall Farmers Markets

I do see signs, that summer is indeed waning …………It has been a very beautiful season, although summer truly is not my favorite season…. the bugs, the humidity, the vacationing crowds… it still has it beauty and joys…. and here is a bit of  how my lovely summer went.

maine Sailing Seashore vacations

Taking in the scenic beauty of the sailboats, lobster boats and yachts off shore

 

Summer Vacation in Maine Visitng Newengland State Summer by the Sea Coastal summers

The lovely days of summer……

 

Summer Daisies Daisy Garlands potpourri Summer by the Seashore of Maine

Picking Summer Daisies…making garlands, drying petals for potpourri..

The many days spent on the seashores.....

The many days spent on the seashores…..

 

Maine vactions maine lighthouses seashore of Maine

Beautiful ~ lighthouses in the eerie fog ~ oh, I love the fog… it so mystic and fairy like…. a long with the drastic flow of the tides.

Canandian border of Maine Lighthouses of Maine Seashore vacationing

A lighthouse on the Canadian border of Maine. I find this quite fun…I stand in Maine and take a picture of a lighthouse in Canada 😉

 

Summer Camping in Maine tSummering in the New England Stated Summer by the Seashore

Oh, the many lovely evening spent by a campfire…..

 

I am ready for fall as it is one of my favorite seasons. Just like depicted in Tasha Tudor’s book ~ “Around the Year” in the first photo, I look forward to the fall harvesting of vegetable and gathering of friends and family.  We are starting to see hints of fall in the air, up here in the northeast so I’m enjoying and taking in as much as I can because we will soon be heading south ( which feels like summer most of the year).

You can find the book Around the Year and many more of Tasha’s book on etsy, ebay and at Tashatudorandfamily.com