Bugs and Things From Yesterday

November 18, 2019

Here’s some photos of the last of the seasons butterflies and a praying mantis as well as some October facts that you may or may not have known.

Hope you enjoy!

  • October is the tenth month in the Gregorian calendar, received its name from the Latin numeral octo meaning “eight”, because in the original Roman calendar it was the eighth month.
  • October Gemstone: Opal
  • October Flower: Calendula
  • The Zodiac signs for October are Libra or Scorpio (October 23 -31)
  • Hawaii has a special October event called “the Aloha Festival,” sometimes described as the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific.”
  • Germany’s Oktoberfest originally began on October 17, 1810, the wedding day of King Ludwig I.

Some important or maybe not so important dates in October:

  • October 1, 331 BC – Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela, bringing about the fall of the Persian Empire.
  • October 2, 1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz was first published.
  • October 3, 1849 – Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore under mysterious circumstances. It was the last time he is seen in public before his death.
  • October 4, 1941 – Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis character debuted on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
  • October 14, 1926 – Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, was first published.
  • October 20, 1720 – Caribbean pirate Calico Jack Rackham, one of the first pirates to use the “Jolly Roger”, was captured by the Royal Navy.
  • October 26, 1861 – The Pony Express officially closed.
  • October 30,1938 – Orson Welles broadcast his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.
  • October 31, 2011 – Today is the date that there were 7 billion people living on Earth.

And some quotes…

“Just before the death of flowers, and before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season when nature is all aglow.”
– unknown

“Rain in October means wind in December.” – Farmer saying

When birds and badgers are fat in October, expect a cold winter.
When berries are many in October beware a hard winter.”
– unknown proverb

“All things on earth point home in old October: sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.”
– Thomas Wolfe

“October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.”
-Mark Twain

Isn’t great knowing all this stuff…after the fact? Ah…better late than never, right? That’s the way it goes…now you know it for next year! And, actually, all these photos were taken in September, so it makes this so much better!!

And this, my friends, is what happens when you do something when you’re sick!! And life goes on!

“If ducks do slide at Hallowtide,
At Christmas they will swim;
If ducks do swim at Hallowtide
At Christmas they will slide.”
– unknown

And a September quote for good measure…

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here
With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”

All info comes from https://popculturemadness.com/Trivia/October/index.php (and September too, where applicable)!

Hope you are having a great day so far!

Thanks for stopping by!!

click on either image to see what I have available at Picfair and Pinterest

New washing machine installed!

Now, time to hang and dry!!

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