Another sunny day to welcome in October. We recognise four seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. However I do have a friend who always proclaimed that there was a fifth season….the in-between season. The argument was that all seasons merged slowly into the next except for the last two weeks in September and possibly up to 3 weeks in October, at least 5 weeks that were distinctive in there character. The chilly days despite bright sunshine, the occasional shower make it different to late summer yet the rush of autumn colour and die back has not yet got a hold.
As the years progress and seasonal climates don’t follow the ‘old’ pattern, I guess, he may well be right…
The First of October, Allestree, Derbyshire
(C) David Oakes 2018