Gaze out the windows. The light of September is golden and everything seems bathed in that golden light. Leaves are turning. The heat has broken for this year; night-time temperatures have fallen. The day shortens. Gardeners can no longer start work at 7:00 a.m., must wait until 8:00. We can work until almost eight p.m. In a few months we will plan to stop earlier, for by five o'clock the light will be too dim.
Until then, we have the golden light of September to spend.
"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."