October already

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October is the most transitional of months to me – more so than it’s spring counterpart. To Anglo-Saxons, October was known as Winterfylleth, because at this full moon (fylleth) winter was supposed to begin. October starts out as offering a fair potential to still proffering the odd day when you could get away with a shorts and t-shirt combo, and it ends up dark, cold and wintry. 2 years ago, after a particularly average on the weather front summer, I reported a 30 Deg C early October. Towards the end of the same month I wrote a blog moaning about the onset of winter, with its trappings of darkness and cold.

On mornings like this mornings though – as pictured above, when I snapped my now quite regularly appearing view that I get on my usual morning dog walk (and evenings like this evenings) when the sky is a beautiful thing to behold, the temperature is a steady ‘shirt and jumper’ or ‘shirt and light jacket’ one can easily understand why it’s some peoples favourite time of year. Mushrooms and conkers, rich reds and russet browns, lack of wasps and midgies. The propensity for seeing shooting stars and Norther Lights is higher.

It’s also..

  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Sausage Month

Sounds like a good combination if you ask me. Combined with beer, almost = Oktoberfest.

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