"...September may be described as the month of tall weeds. Where they have been suffered to stand, along fences, by roadsides, and in forgotten corners--redroot, pigweed, ragweed, vervain, goldenrod, burdock, elecampane, thistles, teasels, nettles, asters, etc.--how they lift themselves up as not afraid to be seen now! They are all outlaws; every man's hand is against them; yet how surely they hold their own! They love the roadside because here they are comparatively safe; and ragged and dusty, like the common tramps that they are, they form one of the characteristic features of early fall."
As we sneeze and cough as a result of the pollen from these tall weeds, let's remember that they are the tall weeds of September. And this time of year simply would not be the same without them.
There are essays describing all of the seasons in this book (published in Boston by Houghton Mifflin in 1897). You're invited to stop by and spend some relaxing time, reading and looking at the photographs and illustrations.