I'm not sure where September went but it's gone.
I've probably mentioned all the bits of weather folklore for October in previous years but here are three good ones.
The October plate has been out before because it was one I found at a boot sale in 2021 before finding the whole set at the beginning of this year.
Below is a lovely illustration of Kestrel from a print from my book "A Sparrow's Life as Sweet as Ours" by Carrie Akroyd. It's in the Autumn section of the book but Kestrels are around all year and very common. I think seen more often now than when I was little when we would get quite excited to see one hovering. In some parts of the country they are known as "windhovers". Now they can be spotted on almost any walk or drive. In the book it says their skill at hovering was tested and it was found they could hold their position within a centimetre for 28 seconds. They spot their prey - mainly mice and voles - because of being able to see the wavelength of ultraviolet and trace their urine trails.
The October Parish Magazine arrived and I was interested to see the History Group is starting again. I found a phone number to ring when I moved here in May last year and the lady said she wasn't sure when the group would be re-starting after covid, the time has finally come. Then I noticed the date and it's on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and WI is on the 3rd Tuesday. The question is...........can I manage two consecutive evenings out? One evening a fortnight is usually my limit! It sounds interesting as the speaker is talking about Landguard Fort in Felixstowe which is a place I've not been too since it was sorted out and opened to the public fairly recently......... and I know someone who volunteers there.
October 2022 here will probably be forever know as the month of "having the builders in". I'm glad that I can shut the living room door and they've been good at keeping the bedroom door closed too, which has made it quieter. Plus they can put the materials, tools etc in and out of the bedroom window, which has saved having the front door open so much.