Monday, October 17, 2016

St. Luke's Little Summer

Full Hunter's Moon  on October 16... photo from Energiaradio

Tomorrow is October 18 , the feast of St. Luke, the Evangelist.  Here's some interesting lore about this day:

St. Luke's Little Summer

Lovely, summerlike days that occur around October 18 are called St. Luke's Little Summer in honor of the saint's feast day. In olden days, St. Luke's Day did not receive as much attention in the secular world as St. John's Day (June 24) and Michaelmas (September 29), so to keep from being forgotten, St. Luke presented us with some golden days to cherish before the coming of winter, or so the story goes. Some folks call this Indian Summer, but that officially occurs between November 11 and November 20.

It certainly felt like summer here today -  the loveliest, mildest of summer.  The Ladybugs have invaded  too, just suddenly appearing all over the door of Bradley Hall, where my office is located.

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