Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Knowledge Day

In my mind
September 1 is the first day of fall
the beginning of a new year
(more so than January 1).

I'm not the only one.

In Russia September 1 is known as Knowledge Day.
the transition from summer to autumn
the first day of school.
there is also a tradition of bringing flowers to the teacher.

since we're all teachers
in one way or another
we should all
have flowers

happy knowledge day!


Susan Erickson said...

Sept 1 is a big date for all of us. It is the end of hot weather and the beginning of chilly as well. Back to school does not affect me anymore but I can still feel the excitement of it all......

Anonymous said...

Another adorable little treasure! Thanks for the flower. I agree, it should be a new day with Sept. 1st. Looking forward to cooler weather this year.

Elizabeth said...

I love the idea of Knowledge Day!! Every day is Knowlegde day for me lately but it would be neat to have official Recognition here as well as in Russia !! Love your little Flower!!! i am sending some to you as well!!!:)

dosfishes said...

Flowers for all, I like that. What a nice sentiment on your part. Thanks for sharing about Russia. xox Corrine

Suzanne Kistler said...

I suddenly feel the need for flowers...
Love the idea of Knowledge Day!!

Patty said...

Here school doesn't begin until next Wednesday. I think because all the parents go away for Labor Day weekend and come home Tuesday. September can be our warmest month. I enjoyed the information about Russia. I usually plant fall flowers in the yard now.

Healing Woman said...

You are right. We all deserve a bouquet of flowers this evening.
What a beautiful day of recognition Knowledge Day is. We should trade in several of the insignificant ones for a Knowledge Day.

Lovely flower.

Linda Zimmerman said...

What a great piece of knowledge. I brought flowers and dinner (along with 4 friends) to a women and children's shelter this evening, to celebrate the first day of school. I had no idea September 1 is actually a celebration day in Russia. I may make this a yearly event. I love how you made a piece of art to celebrate the day.