Saturday, November 15, 2008
Dreaming of Winter
The following are all considered traditional signs of a severe winter ahead:
Geese fly south at a high altitude.
Oak trees bear many acorns.
Chipmunks are abundant.
Lakes and rivers freeze later than usual.
Onions grow thicker skins than usual.
Squirrels are gathering a large supply of nuts.
Woodpeckers appear early.
Lots of berries.
Corn husks are thicker and stronger.
Whilst still a little ways off, the nature table seems to beg for a white winter soon, icy thrones for the King to visit, a Mrs Thaw or Jack Frost. Of course, just conjuring up the images of felted wonders doesn't get them made, neither does blogging about wishes of wonderment, so off I trot to get something ( anything) done...