Traditional days in October.
1st October- English Pudding Season begins!
4th October-St Francis Day.
10th October- Old Michaelmas Day.
18th October-St Luke's Day.
31st October- Samhain and Halloween.
Folk-sayings about October.
'Rain in October
Means wind in December.'
'When birds and badgers are fat in October, expect a cold Winter.'
'When berries are many in October,
beware a hard Winter.'
'Corn and grain, corn and grain,
All that falls shall rise again.'
Autumnal- Ernest Dowson.
Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer's loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.
Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet
Our love, a twilight of the heart
Eludes a little time's deceit.
Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream.
Beyond the pearled horizons lie
Winter and night: awaiting these
We garner this poor hour of ease,
Until love turn from us and die
Beneath the drear November trees.