A Gloomy First Day Of September

Today outside my window - photo by LadyDuck
By Anna
@LadyDuck (460568)
Switzerland
September 1, 2018 8:05am CST
The weather seems to know that August is over. This first day of September is gloomy, cold and rainy. It has rained all the night long and surely today we are not going to see the sun. We are not a tropical country, we know that September brings cooler days. The smell of Autumn already fills the air. We will surely have some more beautiful days to enjoy the outdoors, but the hot days of Summer, at least here, are over. September is the first month of Autumn. The official flower is the forget-me-not and the birthstone the sapphire. There are two important celebrations in September: the 3rd of September is Labor day in Canada, United States the 4th Friday of the month is Native American day. Do you have special plans for this first month of Autumn?
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@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 18
The weather is beautiful here today. I have just tried to cut the grass but the lawn mower started to smoke. It has done me very well around 20 years so I guess I have had good use of it over the years!
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
It's really bad here today, but I like not to sweat. My lawn mower has the same age, I changed the oil last week and mowed. Let's cross my fingers.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
@garymarsh6 Let's hope that the products are still as good as they were.
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@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 18
@LadyDuck I hope the new one lasts as long Anna
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@just4him (308839)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Sep 18
Those are good reasons to celebrate, as well as the fact summer is almost over. Soon we will see the beautiful fall foliage in all its brilliant color. Cooler days are definitely on the way. This month the only thing I'm looking forward to is having my book published.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
I like Autumn and I am glad that the too hot days are over. September and October are usually good months. Good luck for your book.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 18
@just4him He is probably working on it.
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@just4him (308839)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Sep 18
@LadyDuck Thank you. I'll talk to my son soon and find out when the map will be ready.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
1 Sep 18
It is less warm, especially during the morning, but we have still warm afternoons in my place. We have the "Heritage Days" the third weekend of September, they are interesting because many monuments closed the rest of the year are opened to visitors, but I have not yet decided where I will go. And in October I project to do the "White Night in Paris" the first weekend, there are a lot of opened monuments and many free concerts. It is the night of Saturday to Sunday, and I will visit museums on Sunday, they are free the 1st Sunday of each month in France.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
1 Sep 18
@LadyDuck I have changed of neighborhood, and in this one they served a roasted suckling pig last year. As they were doing the same this year, I decided to sulk the dinner, by solidarity for Jews and Muslims. It is not fair for them.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
@topffer It is true that it's not very nice to offer suckling pig, they could at least cook something that everyone could eat. Here they are surely going to offer polenta and blue cheese or stew. It's not bad, but a bit hard on my stomach.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
@topffer It is exactly a sort of "FĂȘte des voisins" and many here have young grand children and they will bring them. I hide inside and I do not open the door.
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@CinnamonGrl (7083)
• Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 Sep 18
No special plans here. We still have summer in September. It might cloud up and rain once or twice during this month, but it usually stays pretty warm and clear. I think our first official day of fall is the 20th or 21st. I would enjoy the rain at this point.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
I am not sure if it's the 20th or the 21st this year, but this is the official start of Autumn here too. I have spent a month of September in Los Angeles and it was a lot warmer than here.
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@marlina (154165)
• Canada
1 Sep 18
So sorry that you are not having a good first of the month. Here, yesterday was gorgeous and today is sunny but warmer than I would like.
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@Juliaacv (48708)
• Canada
1 Sep 18
We are at our son's place, which is in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, and it is so terribly warm and muggy down here. Ugh, haven't we had enough of this for 1 season? We need to go to Michigan, and I would imagine that the weather will be the same.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
@Juliaacv It's almost evening and now the sun is shining, still plenty of clouds, but better than this morning.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
The air started to cool down yesterday evening, then it rained all the night. While I am typing I see a very pale sun showing up.
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@gofsey (1912)
• Madurai, India
1 Sep 18
Yes, the weather seems to have it in for September. We had rains throughout the day and it does not look like it will stop for a couple of days. Did nor know forget-me-nots were official flowers. Plans for Autumn, well got loads of writing work to do. But, nothing exciting.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
September is usually a nice month, the heat of summer is over but we can still hope in long sunny days. I like the forget-me-not and I am surprised it is the flower of September, they usually bloom in early Spring.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 18
@gofsey It is too early for the big freeze, we should be fine until at least mid-November.
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@gofsey (1912)
• Madurai, India
7 Sep 18
@LadyDuck I like colorful things in my garden. Pity we had to come to a high rise and there is nothing here, not even a cat. Well, anyway, one fourth of September is over. The big freeze starts right about a week from now.
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@tammys85 (29953)
• Baltimore, Maryland
2 Sep 18
Are you okay with the rain and cooler air? Or do you prefer it to be warmer? I know we discussed not liking the heat, but I was just asking before saying "I'm sorry it's raining" or anything like that. I don't necessarily want it gloomy, but I wouldn't mind it cooler now.
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@tammys85 (29953)
• Baltimore, Maryland
4 Sep 18
@LadyDuck Gotcha. I totally get it. I'd rather it be chilly than hot. I hope the weather has been comfortable for you these passed few days.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 18
I am fine with cooler air, because I do not like the heat. The rain is necessary for the trees and the plants, but I prefer when it rains during the night.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 18
@tammys85 The weather is just fine now, the temperature is around 70F by noon and 58F in the morning.
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@velvet53 (22528)
• Palisade, Colorado
2 Sep 18
It was fairly cool here yesterday which is a blessing. I am glad to see the super hot days gone. We may still get a few more but I doubt if they will be real hot. As of now I don't have anything special planned for September but who knows what might happen.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 18
I am also happy to have cooler weather, I do not like too hot especially if it's also humid.
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@velvet53 (22528)
• Palisade, Colorado
3 Sep 18
@LadyDuck I don't like extreme heat either. The weather is quite nice now. It is in the 80's and a little windy. It sure feels good.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 18
@velvet53 We are in the mid 70's now and it's the kind of temperature that I like.
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@sofssu (23662)
17 Nov 18
I guess its almost winter now.. for you..
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@sofssu (23662)
17 Nov 18
@LadyDuck Hmm..so December 21 is official winter.. what are the temperatures like now?
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
17 Nov 18
@sofssu Yes, winter in Europe officially starts on December 21st. This morning the temperature was +1 Celsius.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
17 Nov 18
We had our first cold day yesterday. Winter starts the 21st of December, but by mid November we have cold days.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
1 Sep 18
As I said earlier, Happy September. The sun is out here and it's cooler than it has been, but September can be hot here as well. Of course I don't mind the heat. lol. We have a busy weekend with lots of parties, barbecues, and dinners to attend and a booked calendar for the month. The most important things are taking care of the kitties and paying for the furniture, lighting fixtures, and odds and ends our son is buying for his new house. It's one of our gifts to him and so joyful to see that his tastes are more similar to mine than not.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
It's a joy to help to furnish a house, this is something I love so much. You have a busy schedule. I know that we are going to have some more hot days, the parties outdoors are not yet over for this year. Happy September.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
@DianneN Better to call professionals for the important things around the house. You are lucky to have them so close to you.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
1 Sep 18
@LadyDuck You will definitely have more nice sunny and warm days to enjoy being outdoors. Our son and his bride go out every weekend looking at furniture. They are having a couch custom made, and asked our permission if that was okay. Weekends are very busy with texts from them with photos of what they want to buy and what our opinions are. I just love that about them. Hubs just ran over there to see about a project my son is considering. They are both so handy, but a lot of the work he wants done will be done by professionals. We are so thrilled he lives so close to us.
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@JohnRoberts (109857)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Sep 18
No immediate plans though I may be doing something interesting later.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
I have no plans either, I will continue decluttering the house, before it's too cold.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Sep 18
I know I didn't have any special plans but I don't remember what I actually did. Probably walked in the park at least. We don't have any special fall plans, just hanging in as usual.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 18
@RubyHawk We have been to Italy all the afternoon yesterday, it was hot, the city crowded and I came back home exhausted.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
11 Sep 18
We have some appointments during the two first week of September, then it should slow down.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Sep 18
@LadyDuck Our appointments are a little slower this week and then take off again.
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@nela13 (55824)
• Portugal
10 Sep 20
We haven't had rainy cold days yet but the temperature isn't as high as it was.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
11 Sep 20
The first 3 days of September were really bad, torrential rain and cold days. It's fine now.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 20
@nela13 We had no rain yesterday, but the nights are cool. I am sure that we are not going to have more hot days for this year, summer is over.
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@nela13 (55824)
• Portugal
11 Sep 20
@LadyDuck It seems we will have rain in this coming week.
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@Kandae11 (53785)
1 Sep 18
September is an important month on my calendar . I will be a year older on the 13th.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
May I wish already Happy Birthday or is it considered unlucky?
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
@Kandae11 This is the right way to go, celebrate the whole month.
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@Kandae11 (53785)
1 Sep 18
@LadyDuck Time goes so fast I'll take it now. in any case I celebrate my birthday from the first day to the last of September.
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Sep 18
No special plans as yet no. Maybe next week but I am not sure yet. Weather is very up and down here and its very humid in the afternoons at the moment which makes for Thunderstorms here very nice photo too.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Sep 18
@LadyDuck Its also a bit cooler here but very high humidity which makes it feel almost as warm as other days really. It will start to break up slowly very slowly as we still have warm days right into December.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 18
@lovinangelsinstead21 It's very humid here today. Of course Spain is a lot warmer than Switzerland. By mid-November we can say farewell to the warm days.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 18
It's humid here right now, they have announced a thunderstorm for the afternoon and rain for all the day tomorrow.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
3 Sep 18
Here too, it was cold, a bit rainy and gloomy on September 1 until 2nd. Today, it was sunny though not so hot. I love September. The radios started playing Christmas songs Sept. 1. Christmas is already in the air here.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
4 Sep 18
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 18
@SIMPLYD Right now I am happy to see pumpkins, chestnuts and grapes on the shelves, the products of Autumn.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 18
I am glad that until the beginning of November we will see no sign of Christmas, I would feel sick listening Christmas song in September.
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• United States
21 Sep 18
We have had hot and humid weather and I love it, I am not ready for autumn..
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• United States
21 Sep 18
@LadyDuck I love it because I love to swim.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 18
I hate the heat, it is still too hot for my liking.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 18
@Carmelanirel2 I have a phobia of deep water, I do not swim.
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@Juliaacv (48708)
• Canada
1 Sep 18
I love the months of September and October the best of all. Our son and his wife, as well as the dog, all celebrate birthdays during September. Our son and his wife have birthdays just a week apart. In early October my husband and I will celebrate our wedding anniversary.
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@Juliaacv (48708)
• Canada
1 Sep 18
@LadyDuck Yes, its a month of celebrations. I love that the kids have their birthdays just a week apart, we usually go to a really fancy place in our city with her family to celebrate. And then we usually make plans together for Thanksgiving. Ellie's birthday is actually today.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
@Juliaacv Happy Birthday to Ellie, she is cute. My brother and his wife also had their birthdays one week apart, but they were two different signs, he is Libra, she was Virgo.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 18
A month of celebrations for your family. September and October are my two favorite months. The day got better and the sun showed up around 6 in the afternoon.
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@bluesa (15023)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Sep 18
No special plans for this month @LadyDuck . Enjoy Autumn. Here we are in Spring and I am trying to enjoy some cool days before the heat hits us.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 18
This past Summer has been exhausting, only a few very hot days, but high humidity. I like Autumn. Enjoy your Spring Catherine.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 18
@bluesa The mosquitoes are still here and they are horrible. I hope they will die with the cooler nights.
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@bluesa (15023)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Sep 18
@LadyDuck , humidity is terrible, I am not looking forward to the humidity or the mosquitoes of summer. Enjoy your cooler temperatures. Thank you, Anna.
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@leny34 (8506)
• Sidoarjo, Indonesia
8 Nov 18
no, I don't have a plan for that, because we don't have autumn, and your photos are very beautiful
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
8 Nov 18
@leny34 It was not yet very cold, the months of December, January and February are cold.
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
8 Nov 18
Thank you, this is what I see from the window of our bathroom.
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@leny34 (8506)
• Sidoarjo, Indonesia
8 Nov 18
@LadyDuck it looks like the air is very cool
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