Free Printable Calendar – September 2015

Welcome September, which brings us the first days of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. I’m excited to spend lots of time on the trails this month.

Click here to download your free printable calendar for September 2015.

September 2015 printable calendar

Here are a few tid-bits about September:

• The birthstone for September is the Sapphire, which represents clarity of thought, intuition, and peacefulness
• The zodiac signs for September are Virgo (August 23 – September 22) and Libra (September 23 – October 22)
• The flowers for September are: the forget-me-not, the morning glory and the aster. Forget-me-nots represent love and memories, asters represent love as well, and the morning glory represents unrequited love.

Here are a few random, unique days in September:

• Autumn Equinox occurs and fall begins, on September 23 this year
• September is National Chicken Month
• September 5 is National Cheese Pizza Day
• September 9 is National Teddy Bear Day
• September 12 is National Chocolate Milkshake Day
• The 4th week is National Dog Week

I left room on the calendar days so you can record meetings, appointments or special days. And there’s a column on the right side to keep your notes and to-do list for the month. Hope you find these free printables useful and fun. Happy September to you!

Terri

A Walk on the Beach

I grew up near Lake Michigan so we spent a lot of time at the beaches when we were kids. These days, I like to take advantage of any chance I can get to visit the beach. It was really foggy in the morning, so it was cool to watch the fog over the water. The water was still freezing cold, but it was so refreshing and relaxing to walk on the beach before the crowds got there for a sunny afternoon.

Bradford Beach Milwaukee

fog at Bradford Beach

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Hope you’re out experiencing some adventures during these last days of summer!

Terri

Pages From My Sketchbook

I can’t believe August is almost over, which means summer is winding down around here. I illustrated a new theme for my sketchbook page of September doodles – the woods – since we will be hiking more again. I’m excited to fill it with doodles of things and creatures you might find in the woods.

sketchbook page for september doodles

A couple new pages inspired by my weekly bouquets of fresh cut flowers.

sketchbook page fresh cut swirls sketchbook page fresh cut inspiration

Other pages I’m working on these days.

sketchbook page shell frame in progress

sketchbook page: sunflowersHappy drawing!

Terri

Around Here

We don’t have much blooming in our gardens these late summer days. But things are still green and thriving around here, with steady sunshine and summer rain storms.backyard in august

butterfly weed seed pods butterfly weed beetles

beetles ALL over the butterfly weed seed pods!

rain storm

rain storm
rain gauge on day 1

rain gauge – day 1

rain gauge on day 2

rain gauge – day 2

hydrangea tree in bloom

garden path

We still have some coneflowers, black-eyed susans, phlox, roses and our dwarf hydrangea trees blooming. I would like to pick up some asters and mums from the garden center to fill in the bare spots left behind from summer perennials that are done for the season.

specimens from my backyard

In the meantime, it’s fun to walk around the yard and look for treasures, which are always great inspiration for my sketchbook. New illustrations are always in the works!

Terri

Field Notes: Late Summer at the Farmers Market

Seen at our farmers market these days: Peppers, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, and the most vibrant colors of flowersIMG_1514 tomatoes and peppers at farmers marketchili pepper strings at farmers market

fingerling potatoes

late August flowers at farmers market

stunning bouquet at farmers market

flowers at farmers market

Of course, there’s always a usual huge selection of cheese, popcorn, honey and bakery to drool over too. But I’m usually attracted to the flowers – I want all of them but I never buy any; just take lots of pictures. Hope you’re out enjoying these last couple weeks of summer!

Terri

From My Sketchbook: August Doodles

In order to fill up more sketchbooks, which is on my bucket list for 2015, I’m having fun coming up with new drawing prompts, so I’ve been trying to sketch A LOT more lately. One thing I’m doing is a monthly calendar, but instead of using it like a diary, I’m using it to do a daily doodle.

For the month of August, I went with a new theme centered around the beach since we made a couple trips to local beaches in August. I really love how this turned out!

sketchbook page of august doodles

I know, the month of August isn’t over yet. I think having a theme got me more excited to keep going, so I ended up finishing this page early. And I filled in each square on my grid, instead of limiting myself to just the days of August.

Stay tuned for the next month of doodles!

Terri

Click here to see my January doodles

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Click here to see my March doodles

Click here to see my April doodles

Click here to see my May doodles

Click here to see my June doodles

Click here to see my July doodles

Field Notes: Weekend at the Lake

I just spent a fabulous weekend at my parents’ house on Lake Michigan. It was chock-full of eating, shopping and adventures. The weather was nice so we could took the boat out for some sightseeing from the water and swimming, even though the water was breathtakingly cold.beach view at the beachsandals on the beach coneflower pathwaymonarch butterfly frittilary butterfly

boat ridehouse from the water door county bluffs

door county ice cream factory ice cream quilt little sister bay sunset sister bay sunsetWe used to spend a lot of time playing and exploring on Lake Michigan when we were kids, so I always miss it since it’s the closest thing to an ocean around here. Hope you’re out enjoying these last few weeks of summer!

Terri

 

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