All Things September...

All Things September...

September kicks off my favorite time of year, and it is a little more than a week away. I love fall. The weather is so crisp, and fresh. It feels almost perfect. Then add to the near perfection with the beauty as leaves start to turn, and kids go back to school, heavenly. For this blog, I decided to offer some suggestions on things to do in September. It's almost here!

First off is gardening of course. There is always some planting to be done, whether you start sowing your seeds inside or outside. The best herbs to plant in September are parsley, cilantro, chives, thyme, mint, and lavender. These herbs will grow well in cooler weather. The best vegetables to plant are broccoli, lettuce, and spinach. Also plant some garlic and you will have some yummy additions to your meals late fall, and when winter comes.

Next up is fall foliage. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful that it nearly takes your breath away? That is fall foliage for me. It is quite spectacular, and if you head to New England in late September you just might find yourself breathless. Maine is where I want to get to this year.

Did you know that September is wine month in California? Well it is and to me that says time for a trip to Napa. Napa is one of my favorite places, and September is a wonderful time of year to visit. Or maybe stay close to home and head up to Temecula for the wine festival to enjoy some great food and LOTS of wine tasting.

Last but not least is Oktoberfest. Believe it or not, Oktoberfest actually starts at the end of September, and lasts for sixteen glorious days. A trip to Germany may be in order for me this year, starting off in Munich. Oktoberfest is all about beer, and I am a girl who loves beer. I have not been to the "real" Oktoberfest, so this is really about checking things off the bucket list.

So now you have my suggestions for enjoying September, and none of them included Labor Day or barbecue. Cheers!

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