September 2023 - Autumn with Sunshine Begins on The Somme, Stories to Tell
Posted on 30th September 2023 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.
September – a favourite month of ours - not quite Summer,not quite Autumn, but you can see the season changing before your eyes. We have had mixed weather this month, some rain, but mainly unseasonably warm weather, more like July than early September (35 degrees) and then days of a super 23 degrees to finish the month. However, it is clear Autumn is knocking. The light is more golden, the sun setting earlier over the valley and rising later. The fields take on a different hue. The potatoes, onions and sugar beet are being harvested and winter crops are now being sown. The bees busy on the asters and ivy, the last pollen before winter.
It was on a lovely September evening that we joined our guests Ian and Janet Lyall and Janet’s sister Christine at Authuille Cemetery. It is a Cemetery they get drawn back to time and again and on their visits, most evenings, they sit by the Cross of Sacrifice and have a drink with the boys.