A compilations of A Return To Loveliness posts from A Delight Life.

A Return to Loveliness 11


If summer is a symphony, September is a Minuet.
There is a delicacy as the first leaf falls gracefully from a tree;
There is a quetude in our spirits as twilight descends ever so much
Earlier. We recall how lovely it was to walk in late afternoon, the
First time we needed a sweater. And we gather in during this golden
time to our private places, and to our intimate thoughts."
Victoria 1997

While taking a moment to look through the
September issues of Victoria, I was struck by this
quote and the collection of photos chosen.

There is something about this time of year, like
The twilight of the evening. An in-between time
Where we can:
Press memories in our mind
Bring to home & heart enchantment
Preserve what is dear
Savor the waning summer and coming Autumn
Take a moment to retreat, reflect and revive
Treasuring that moments in the past are
Memories that feel like the day before yesterday.


A Country Weekend Pressed in Memory
Walking in the rain.

September 1989
“Come walk with me,
There’s only thee
To bless my spirit now…
So closer would my feeling twine
Because they have no stay but thine.”
Emily Bronte’

September 1990


Bringing Home Landscapes of Enchantment

September 1992

a basket filled with flowers and
a hand-painted chair


Preserving Customs
Welcome and Dear

September 1993

The Essentials of English Life


Savoring Indian Summer

September 1994

when school books and
shoes are brand new


A Retreat Where Memories

September 1995

A welcoming room to while
Away the hours with a cup of tea
and a good book


“To me, this house has a life of it’s own”,
says Wendy in

September 1996

Where the Past feels Like the Day before

Wishing you a very Delightsome day,