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From: Margie (ILovePhotos) Posted by hostSep-14 1:09 PM 
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                                                                                                   " Month of September"

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Month of September

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Fall is almost here.  The birds will soon fly south for the winter.  Time to put up those bird feeders if you live down south that is.  The children will go back to school.  Families will take that last weekend get-away before the cold sets in.  Labor Day weekend vacation is that last cookout. September is the time to put away those "white shoes".  Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.  So put those summer clothes in the back of the closet and pull out your favorite sweater and sweats. Summer will be over soon.  Actually, it will be Autumn or Fall September 22, 2022.

Family related events in September.

September 28th See you at the Pole -The annual event where middle school, junior high, and high school students across the country gather around their school flagpoles to pray for their schools, fellow students and teachers.  Takes place the fourth Wednesday in September each year!

September is pain awareness month National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week

September has 30 days, the seventh month of the early Roman republican calendar, from Latin Septem or seven.

September is the ninth month of the year, according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used in almost all the world today.  It was the seventh month in the old Roman calendar, and its name comes from the Latin Septem, meaning seven.  September later became the ninth month, when the ancient Romans moved the beginning of their y
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countries, the people help with feasts and games.  In America, the Harvest Home supper celebrated the end of harvest.  The ancient Greeks honored Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, during this month, and the ancient Romans honored their goddess of agriculture, whom they called Ceres.

Five Jewish holidays are celebrated in September or early October.  They are Rosh Ha-Shanah, or New Year, Tzou Gedaliah, a fast day.  Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles; or Simchat Torah, a day of rejoicing.  Hindus begin the 10- day celebration of Durga Puja, or the Festival of the Divine Mother, in September.  Citizenship Day and Constitution Day are observed in the United States on September 17.  Mexicans and many Mexican Americans celebrate Mexico's Independence Days on September 15 and 16. 

September Symbols - September's flower is the morning glory.  Sapphire is the gem.

The morning was a bright September morning; The earth was beautiful as a newborn; There was nameless splendor everywhere, that wild exhilaration in the air, which made the passers in the city street congratulate each other as they met.  Source: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

SEPTEMBER MONTH EVENTS & FLOATING HOLIDAYS 

Labor Day - First Monday in September.  This celebration began with a labor parade in New York City on Sept 5, 1882

National Grandparents Day First Sunday after Labor Day.

Native American Day
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A Few of the Upcoming September Holidays:

5th - Father's Day in Australia and New Zealand is the first Sunday in September

5th - Selichot

6th - U.S. and Canadian Labor Day 1st Monday in September

7th - Brazil's Independence Day

11th - Patriotic Day

11th - Remembering the pain of September 11th

12th - National Grandparent's Day - 1st Sunday after Labor Day

13th - 19th -
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22nd - See You at the Poles Takes place the 4th Wednesday of September every year

24th - Native American Day - celebrated on the 24th of September each September 

28th - Yom Kippur begins at sunset the day before

Jewish Fall Feast Holidays

9th- The Feast of Trumpets and Rosh Hashanah

18th - Yom Kippur

September is Pain Awareness Month

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is celebrated in Australia the first Sunday in September 

Labor Day

Labor Day is the first Monday in September

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Women’s Friendship Day 

Women’s Friendship Day is celebrated the third Sunday in September

Flower Week

It is the third full week in September.  Everyone loves flowers.

 

 

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The green color of forest, field and garden is caused by leaves.  They are the dress of trees and other plants.  They are far more important than dress, however. The foods by which the plant lives and grows are made in the leaves.  All the food eaten by human beings and other animals can be traced back to plants and the green leaf.  Even our bacon and eggs start with plants, for pigs and chickens live on plant food.  Without green leaves, there would be no animal life on earth.

                                                                                                                            Why Leaves change Color and Fall

                                                                                                                                         

In the autumn, leaves turn from green to brilliant shades of scarlet, gold, orange, and purple. Then they finally fall to the ground.  It is not a season of dying: the tree or shrub is preparing for winter.  In late summer, as the growing period slows down, a corky layer of cells forms at the base of the leafstalk where it joins the stem.  This corky layer is called the separation layer.  It does not pass through the woody fibers that connect the leafstalk with the stem.  These fibers hold the leaf in place until frost or wind tears it free. After the leaf has fallen, the scar where it is attached to the stem is sealed and protected by the separation layer. As the separation layer forms, the manufacture of food materials within the leaves slows down.  The cells and veins in the leaf become clogged.  No more chlorophyll is produced, and the green color disappears.  Other colors were present in the leaf, but they were hidden by the stronger green.  Now they appear in all their splendor. All leaves contain yellow pigments called carotene and xanthophyll.  The yellow pigments are formed in the protoplasm of the leaf cells.  The reds and purples are due to pigments called anthocyanins.  They are formed in cell sap that is rich in sugar.  Sugar maples, oaks and sumacs have the most brilliant scarlet and purple colors.  To develop such high color, they must be exposed to sunlight. Sugar maples that are heavily shaded by larger trees do not become red and show only yellow coloring.

Frost is usually given credit for autumn color, but actually a particular temperature has little effect on it.  A combination of favorable weather is required.  Red pigments are formed in the sunlight in leaves that have stored sugar.  Cloudy, rainy weather or a very hot, dry summer prevents the pigments from developing.  If warm days are followed by warm nights, the sugars drain out of the leaves and into the woody portions of the plant. Ideal conditions are bright, sunny days followed by cool nights.

Frost is chiefly responsible for freeing the leaves from the twigs.  On a cold, frosty night ice crystals form in the separation layer and break the woody fibers that hold the leaf in place.  Then when the ice melts in the morning sun, the leaves flutter in a gold and scarlet shower to the ground.  In some oaks the separation layer does not develop fully, and the leaves remain on the tree all winter.

The wise gardener does not burn fallen leaves but adds them to the compost pile.  Rotted leaves (leaf mold) are a valuable soil conditioner.

                                                                                                                                           

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Late spring when leaves are fresh and green, is the time to s
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                                                                                                                                            Seasons

Virtually every living thing is affected by the seasons.  Farmers plant and harvest their crops in the warm months and mend fences and tend their livestock and machinery in the winter. As the seasons change, people wear heavier or lighter clothing and eat different foods. The seasons are still known as the names that dimly reveal people's primitive feelings about them.  Winter is an old Germanic word meaning "time of water" --of rain and snow.  Spring refers to the spring forth of living things.  The original meanings of summer and winter are lost.  People in the United States, however, generally call autumn by its alternative name, fall, fall of the leaf.

 

 

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                                                                                                                This is the time of the year to start looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas too.  Stop by and grab some holiday snags or recipes.

 

 

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