"In like a lion, out like a lamb" (and vice versa) is the well-known saying applied to March's weather. I'm trying to think of an equivalent to describe last month. If you read drafts of this post I published accidentally (oops), you'll know I tried marmalade cats and Bengal tigers. The first of October was sunny and warm and I recall purring contentedly in the kitchen while roasting eggplants; the 30th and 31st included every kind of weather: bold, strong, and untamed, if not quite ferocious at the end. But perhaps colour is the most accurate, and for me, memorable way to describe October in and October out: in with tasty reds & aubergines and out with glowing oranges.