Sunday 1 September 2019

Happy September!

Happy September to all my friends and readers

New Calendar picture with this
beautiful watercolour painting by Hanka Koebsch


September has always been my favourite month. The weather is getting cooler and the trees more colourful. Although, I do like trees in all seasons. And it's my birthday month.

This year, it's going to be more special. As of tomorrow, we'll be moving, and in a couple of days we are going to live in Germany again. 
My husband has retired and my family is looking forward to having us in the area as are we to be there.

The Germanic name for September was Hālig-mōnaþ which means "Holy Month". However, this was in the Old English, the Old High German called it Witu-mānod "wood month".

The flowers of the months are the forget-me-nots, the morning glory and the aster. The English name for the forget-me-nots is a direct translation from the German name "Vergissmeinnicht". 
There are many different species but the most popular around her is the blue version, therefore this is my favourite flower of the month. Apparently, it is a symbol for the Freemasons and was also used by the Nazis but I don't think we can blame the flower for that.

My father used to grow hundreds of different asters, so for me that is a memory of my youth. The aster represents beginning but like the morning glory also stands for patience, daintiness and remembrance.

Have a happy September with this beautiful watercolour painting by Hanka Koebsch. I love the sea and the terns certainly belong to it. The artist captured the scene magnificently, don't you think? 

You can find many more wonderful pictures on their website here.


  1. Happy Birthday month! Happy moving day! I love both of those flowers.

  2. Thank you, Judy. I hope you had a good September. Mine was brilliant.

    Your card arrived today. Thank you sooooo much. I'll answer your e-mail soon.