"March - in like a lion, out like a lamb."
March dawned yesterday, very sunny and still - not like the usual March winds we have been known to wake up to. I'm not sure what that means for the rest of the month, but I'll take it! It was so nice after a cold and snowy, rather nasty February, to have a sunny morning. But that old saying made me wonder if there were others sayings about the month of March. Of course there are.
"So many mists in March you see / So many frosts in May will be." "As it rains in March, so it rains in June."
I'll have to keep an eye on those two predictions - keep track of the fog and rain this month and see if what the olde tyme folks had to say about May and June are true. Of course, from March sayings I got to thinking about other weather related lore. I remember my grandfather telling me that a ring around the moon meant rain was coming. And it usually does within 48 hours. And if the raindrops are large, the shower will be short. If the raindrops are small, well, you'd better have your umbrella. I couldn't find any poetry to back up the size of the raindrops, but there's plenty of science out there to tell you why there are different size drops. As for the ring around the moon...
"Ring around the moon? Rain real soon."
There are a couple of other sayings that are pretty common that some of you may have heard. You can keep track of these easy enough to see if they hold true.
“Rain before seven, clear before eleven.”