September Gold

September is always a distinctly pivotal, bittersweet month. There are so many sweet new beginnings. New grades, new classes, new school work, new teachers, new friends. With the arrival of all of these new and wonderful activities, there is the pang of something lost: summer. September marks the end of our truly free days. The end of the days where we can read late into the night, wake up late in the mornings, spend endless time with friends, wear our bathing suits all day, and eat popsicles for breakfast. There is also that reminder of days going by, time marching ever forward. How much longer do we have? Will even next summer be as sweet as this one? I cannot but hope- and hold on to these memories.

As a tribute to September, I have collected here some favorite turn-of-the-season images, images that make me so thankful to be a mom and the ones that make it hard to welcome September. But here’s to new beginnings.


Warm summer sun, too quickly to be replaced,

Sticks and Light


savoring our precious golden peaches,


I saw my girls afresh.

Through My Eyes

In that pale gold rented beach house, never knowing which way to go,

Wrong Way Dear

we made so many discoveries, some ourselves.

I See Something

We enjoyed the golden glow of summer vacation



and made the last mad dash for souvenirs,


before we rush back to school.


Here’s to hope for new beginnings…


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15 thoughts on “September Gold

  1. Yes, yes, yes… I love how you shared the progression of end-of-summer into back-to-school so beautifully in such an authentic, story-telling manner. These images are full of life and creativity and energy. <3 Yes, to new beginnings!

  2. What a BEAUTIFUL post, Sarah!!! Wow…these images are stunning, and I absolutely love your take on September and Gold! And, that image…the one with the reflection and your little girl inside…simply AH-MAZING!!

  3. Beautifully blogged and I could not agree more! I truly mourn the end of summer every single year. These images are absolutely stunning!

  4. These are beautiful moments in your summer Sarah. Not having young children anymore I am not bound by the school routine, except for the school buses. I love how you shared your progression through summer. These are definitely golden moments to be treasured.

  5. Beautiful images! The one with your little girl playing in the sand in the beach is unbelievably amazing!!

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