hydrangeas

10 Things I Loved in September

How has September been going for you? It’s been rough for a lot of us, those who lived through hurricane devastation this month. First Harvey in Houston, then Irma in the islands and Florida. I can only hope things will be alright for them.

Fall is essentially here. My favorite season. Cool weather. Crisp air. Perfect for hot drinks, like coffee and tea. Actually hot coffee paired with cookies fresh out of the oven. That smell is heaven. Earlier at work today, my co-worker made some coffee for clients in the showroom, which coincidentally coincided¬†with one of our sales rep bringing in hot cookies. (Granted, they were from McDonald’s, but still it counts as it smelled amazing.) Why isn’t this scent a candle? I’d buy that any day over apples, pumpkin pie and vanilla. I’m adding that to the list of things I loved this month. Here’s more:

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Hydrangeas in Full Bloom

My house came with mature landscaping and when we met the sellers at the closing meeting, the wife was kind enough to warm me not to pluck everything up as weeds, that there would be some perennial growths.

It has been an absolute joy to discover new things in the yard. Yellow lilies and a dogwood tree, for example, were a total surprise. Moving in late winter, there were no signs that I’d be getting yellow lilies and I didn’t think dogwoods- the NC state tree (Carolina girl here)- grew this far south. Not to mention they’re usually bare during winter.

Something that was and was not a surprise was the lovely hydrangeas. As there were little to no leaves on the bush, judging by the size and shape, we figured that’s what they were. The fun surprise was waiting to see what colors they’d be.

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