"No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member - No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds!
- November!"~ Thomas Hood
Hood wrote that in 1844, but it fits October 15, 2009 to a "T"