Tuesday, March 5, 2013

LION or LAMB



Proverb:

...if March comes in like a lion, it will
go out like a lamb.
Lends to the ferocity or gentleness
of the weather.

This phrase can be traced backed to
the U.S. settlers, who relied on weather
observation to forecast the weather.
Usually the month begins--cold,windy
and wet--lion's roar. Usually (often) 
ends  warm, quiet and spring
like--like a lamb.

Some have traced the phrase back to
ancient times and those who watched
the stars.
March begins as the Constellation
Leo is crossing toward the meridan.
Leo the Lion. As Leo marches away,
the Constellation Aries begins to rise
toward the end of the month. Aries
is the Ram. What many lambs become.

Our month came in like a lion with a
ton of snow on the ground and a
second snowstorm behind us.

How did March arrive in your neck of
the woods?

What did ya think of all that trivia??

~Keep on Dreaming~

9 comments:

  1. Certainly enjoyed the trivia....
    always good to learn new things.
    Our March here in East Texas has been extremely windy...the wind usually will stop later in the evening, but not this March...been blowing day and night! Whew...I think I'm leaning!!

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  2. Tonight is quite pleasant, but it's supposed to roar tomorrow and Thursday. I hope it's the last time for boots.

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  3. Love the trivia.. I always learn things here! Well, I guess our March came in just like yours. Thanks for the heads up about G.L's forecast.. my sister told me about it too. I've just been too afraid to look further.. lol! Stay warm and safe! -Tammy

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  4. I knew some of the trivia but not all of it so it is nice to have the rest of the story! Ours came in like a lamb so not looking forward to March leaving! LOL

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  5. So far our March was like a beautiful spring day this last weekend and now today its raining..I think mama nature just can't make up her mind..LOL
    You snow photo's are really pretty!
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  6. RRRRrrrrrooooaaaarrrrr!!! Like yours, like a lion!

    'Gives us somethin' to look forward to, huh?

    Your story behind the sayin' was most interestin' girl.

    God bless and I pray things are meltin' like an ice cream cone on a swelterin' summer day my friend! :o)

    Update: Foot..better but very sore and still discolored. Farm Boy...Cardiologist on the 20th.

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  7. March actually arrived like a lamb around here. Now I'm not saying that it won't turn into a lion without a moment's notice. March is so unpredictable!

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  9. Thanks for the trivia! March came in like a lion here with 10" more of snow. Can't wait to see dirt!!!

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