I know that the first day of fall is technically tomorrow, but it has been seeming like fall around here for quite a few days now. Cooler mornings, leaves falling, the sun going down so much earlier. It's just about time to bring out the hot tea and the quilts!
I like my little September angel sitting on my fall leaves table runner!
Last week, when we had to drive to Nebraska to attend the funeral of one of Mike's cousins, I liked this field of sunflowers that we passed. It is definitely a September field, and not a spring or summer field!
September is when the new season starts at our local dinner theater, and my group of friends and I have season tickets again this year. I really liked the first show of the season, "Once." Have you seen it? Evidently it won Best Musical at the Tony awards in 2012.
All of the music is played by the actors on stage - guitars, violins, drums, a cello, mandolin - lots of beautiful music!
Edited to say: LeeAnna taught me how to add a YouTube video, so I'm trying this and hope it works! :)
The song is called "Falling Slowly" - one of the lines begins "Raise your hopeful voice..."
Also this week, my book group and I went and listened to an author talk, part of the "Loveland Loves to Read" program.
I loved that the emcee began the evening by saying, "Welcome, Loveland Loves to Read-ers!" I also really liked hearing Anne Hillerman speak about her book, Spider Woman's Daughter.
In case you aren't familiar with Anne Hillerman, she is the daughter of Tony Hillerman who wrote 18 mysteries set in the Navajo country of Arizona and New Mexico. After he passed away in 2008, Anne took over the series from her dad, and has now published 3 novels that continue the stories and main characters of her dad's books. I always liked his books (recommended to me by my dad) and have enjoyed reading two of her novels so far. She described them as mysteries that a grandmother could pass down to her young granddaughter (good stories, but nothing "questionable" in them, if you know what I mean)!
Hope you are all having a good week! We have been watching Hurricane Maria make its way across Puerto Rico, hoping my niece and her family are safe. I'n sending out positive thoughts and prayers for them, and all the people of the islands who have been impacted by two storms in a row.