Friday, September 26, 2014

foggy morning in august

quiet, damp, perfect movie morning, felt like I had just stepped into pride and prejudiceside note: I LOVE that movie!

Mountain folklore says that every foggy morning in August corresponds to the number of snows to expect in the upcoming winter. Locals often place a bean in a jar for every foggy morning (big bean for a heavy fog, and a small bean for a light fog) in August, and then take a bean out after every snow (big bean for a big snow, and a small bean for a light snow) to help predict winter weather.

so next year I’m going to have a jar of beans=)

More August folklore….

“If the first week in August is unusually warm, the coming winter will be snowy and long.”

“If a cold August follows a hot July, it foretells a winter hard and dry.”

I have never ever discounted any of the weather lore…not when these “natural forecasters,” have proven to be true time and time again. How could they not be true when they’ve been passed down from sailor to farmer??

Now I know not all lore is accurate, but there are many sayings that prove to be on the mark time and time again. When you study the weather lore out you realize the basics of this predicting method is careful observation that have been made over many many years. Weather lore relies on the notion that there is a strong cause-and-effect relationship between the nature and the weather.

I love the following verse, which all the above research prompted. 

…“When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” Matthew 16:2-3


Who said you wouldn’t learn anything new today=)




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1 comment:

  1. These are very cool pictures Olivia!!! Very interesting post :)