Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Wives Tales

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.


  1. So glad tomorrow is the first day of Fall! I think I better find me an acorn for my pocket! Love your blog.

  2. Such a mighty acorn! Great tips, can't hurt! I'm welcoming fall with open arms and a happy heart! :)

  3. I am going to definitely try catching that leaf!

  4. I've not heard of Papaw carried buckeye's for luck in his pocket though.

    Our goldenrod is blooming profusely in this area.

    Love the Wives Tales!!

  5. Well, I have never heard of any of those wive's tales. But I know them now. I'm glad the violets aren't blooming.