Appalachian Thursday – Lion or Lamb?
My grandmother loved talking about whether March came in like a lion or lamb. The idea being that if the month roars in on March 1 with wind and heavy weather, then the last day of the month will be calm and pleasant.
I was worried earlier today, with mild temperatures and a light drizzle–hardly lionish weather. But the day has taken a turn and we’re now under a high wind warning and the temperatures are dropping.
Normally, I wouldn’t be altogether pleased, but since I long for the weather to improve throughout the month, this is a welcome turn of events. My grandmother would be snuggled under a crocheted afghan telling us not to worry, “in like a lion, out like a lamb.”
The weather will only improve from here on out!
There are a few other March sayings–probably because March is the first time all winter we’ve dared hope spring really is nearly upon us.
- A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns with corn and hay.
- As it rains in March, so it rains in June.
- March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.
- So many mists in March you see, so many frosts in May will be.
So I guess we’d better start counting rains and mists so we’ll know what’s going to happen in May and June. Today was a rainy, misty day (until the wind blew it all away). So maybe that’s one each for a frost in May and rain in June.
Best not start planting the garden until after Mother’s Day . . .