Monday, September 1, 2008

The first official day of Autumn!

Where did the last 9 months disappear to?  Here we are at the beginning of September, in the last quarter of 2008!

Today our American members are enjoying a holiday called Labour Day.  According to Wikipedia Labour Day is officially celebrated around the world to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.  America celebrates this event today whilst other countries use 1 May for their celebrations.  The origins of the concept came from the eight hour day movement which meant that eight hours of the day should be devoted to work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours for rest!!!  Hands up all those who follow those ideas!

Instead, I would rather concentrate on the Autumn theme which comes as a welcome relief after the hot summer days which normally occur during the summer season.  However, around the world, the weather has truly been exceptional in every degree.  Sometimes super hot or sometimes super wet depending on which part of the world you live.

So, let's reflect on a traditional Autumn or the Fall as our American friends prefer.  Images appear in your mind of nature providing a splendid last show of what she is capable of and to remind us of the bounty we reap.  Colours of reds, golds, browns and oranges etc abound!

This image from  clingingimages depicts the bounty of Autumn to me.
Cornupcopia, Horn of Plenty Roman Style Window Cling Suncatcher with Stained Glass Effects image
GlitznGlass  reminds us of another event to celebrate! Halloween with this Pumpkin Palm Wax Candle scented with a blend of orange, cinnamon, clove and a touch of apple.

image Leaves begin to fall in the Autumn and backroomtreasures captivates this image beautifully with this ACEO Original Watercolor Painting Oak Leaf
image As the leaves begin to fall, the cooler winds start to blow and so thoughts go to warmer clothing such as those created by bagsandmorebypam showing a lovely Autumn Red Poncho image To complete the look why not try these earrings from a shop called streetnoodles - a pretty addition to any wardrobe Copper Leaves II image
So, you are all set to enjoy this beautiful time of year.  Check out more ideas from the Boomers and Beyond Etsy Street Team otherwise known as the BBEST Team to celebrate the first day of Autumn and beyond!

16 comments:

Chauncey said...

PQ! What a great feature and wonderful way to showcase some of our bbest members. Happy autumn!

joonbeam said...

Pat, this is wonderful. Our team is a bounty of talent! <--- Did you catch that autumny pun? :) ox joon (JB)

heronkate said...

Happy Autumn to everyone, this is a lovely tribute to Autumn and to some very talented BBEST members.

ZudaGay said...

I am always very happy to see Autumn arrive...it will be a while here before that happens...but I know it is on it's way....soon please! I love the colors of Autumn. Very lovely picks, Pat!! Love your article!!!

Beth said...

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Beautiful fall items from BBest.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Great fall feature, PQ! Boomers are BBEST!

AltheaP said...

Lovely article, Pat. Unfortunately, Labor Day has become still another excuse for excessive mall shopping!

Jill said...

Great article, Pat!!

Kary said...

very nice collection Pat - great post!!

Brett Ward said...

What no skellies?! What's autumn without skellies! (just kidding)

You did a smashing job with our first post on our calendar! Thanks Par for all you have done and continue to do!

SuZ Stuff said...

autumn is my very favorite time of year! and your post sums it up beautifully !!!geee...boomers are so very talented~~~~~

Sixsisters said...

Love this Pat. Great items from our talented BBESTers.

Judy Nolan said...

Great post about autumn-themed items produced by BBESTers!

The Filigree Garden said...

Autumn colors are so pleasing and warm. Nice to see the shops use of autumn colors.

Clinging Images said...

Pat, what an honor to have my window cling ringing in the fall! Lovely article!

Pam said...

How very nice! Beautifully done!