Thursday, 15 September 2016
FOLKLORE FLASHBACK #6 - Autumn Harvest
Welcome gentle reader to another roundup of older posts and jottings from the archives of Folklore on Friday. Now although the temperature is warm, the nights are arriving a sooner, and as I write I can see the first patches of yellow and amber dappling the treetops and there's a hint of woodsmoke in the air.
Yes, autumn is coming, that season of mists and mellow fruitfulness as Mr Keats so memorably put it. So then, I present for you a little trio of scribblings of on Autumnal lore...
First up we learn of folklore of falling leaves -
Next we learn the ancient rules on when it's safe to pick blackberries -
And finally we hear of a neglect Autumnal holiday, the forgotten feast of Michaelmas -