First day of fall!! My calendar says it's tomorrow, but, officially, I think it's today, so.... Some of our trees are just starting to turn and the ground around the oak trees are littered with acorns. Sadly, a few of our trees, like our dogwoods, have only brown, crispy leaves. The summer drought and heat were just too much for them.
1. Carrying an acorn in your pocket will bring you good luck.
2. An acorn kept on a windowsill will repel lightning.
3. Violets blooming in the autumn means a coming epidemic.
4. Catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn and you won't catch a cold all winter.
5. When goldenrod blooms, expect a frost in a month.
6. If the oak trees refuse to shed their topmost leaves, it is a sign of a hard winter to come.
7. A purple sunset means frost that night.