September: Shorter Days, Cooler Nights

The other day my husband and I were on a short business road trip and I spotted this store using a clothesline of children’s clothes to advertise the store. I thought this was a clever use of a clothesline, so of course I took a photo of it. The onesies on the clothesline are available with sayings on them. The¬† weather in August is perfect for hanging your clothes outside!


With Labor Day week-end and the beginning of school, people from Philadelphia who live at or visit the Jersey shore during the summer will be coming back to their homes in the Philadelphia area. Fall is right around the corner and since it is my favorite season, I look forward to the colorful leaves.

My husband and I have been planning a trip to Nova Scotia for 3 or 4 years and we are finally going. I hope to see some early fall colors in the trees, since we are visiting in early September, before “Flaming Foliage” comes around again in October. One of my wishes is to follow Autumn from Canada down to Tennessee and have several months of Fall. Nova Scotia is a good place to start and we hope to get to Cape Breton Island, shown on the map below.




Since I will be away for about 10 days, I plan to post one or two Nutritional Bytes every couple of days and postdate them for when we are away. I also hope to post a recipe on National Grandparents Day, which is Sept. 8th, right before we go away. My grandson created a new dish he calls Beanoa, a combination of beans and quinoa, his favorite grain. (It is pronounced bean- wha) He did a great job of blending flavors. Here is a photo fo the dish to whet your appetite, if you like beans.


Of course, we all need to take a moment to honor September 11th. This is a difficult day for me, because my grandson was born on 9/11/91, 10 years before 9/11, so I am caught between celebrating his birthday and honoring those who died.

This is a photo of one view of the 9/11 memorial at ground zero.


September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day and, as it happens, Max’s Beanoa is perfect for celiac sensitive people, since the dish has no wheat, oats, rye, or barley in it. ¬†September 16th is National Guacamole Day, so I may reprise my Pestacado dressing. And September 15th is Wife Appreciation Day, so I plan to remind my husband of that while we are on our trip.


Enjoy the last days of summer as the earth turns and we experience early fall in my part of the world.

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