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.
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!
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.
Hope you’re out experiencing some adventures during these last days of summer!
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.
A couple new pages inspired by my weekly bouquets of fresh cut flowers.
Other pages I’m working on these days.
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.
beetles ALL over the butterfly weed seed pods!
rain gauge – day 1
rain gauge – day 2
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.
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!
Seen at our farmers market these days: Peppers, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, and the most vibrant colors of flowers
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!
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!
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!
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