But there may be one good thing come of a year of acorn abundance: it's one of the signs from folklore foretelling a snowier than usual winter. Heh, and this household loves snow. The other signs? Lots of spiders. Which we have, unfortunately. In abundance. In fact, my neighbor had one on her deck that I'm sure could be included in the Guinness Book of Creepiest Things Ever. Ever. Ugh. And then there's the increase in cricket population and August fogs. The crickets we have. The fog? I remember a few of those, too.
Of course, we had a lot of spiders and crickets last year, too--and lower than average snowfall. But with the pelting abundance of acorns? Maybe we'll get lucky this year. That's what AccuWeather's Joe Bastardi thinks, anyway. Let's hope--otherwise those pesky little annoyances will have plagued us for naught.