Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday Ramblings...!


If your place is like mine, it's sure been windy as of late.

I did some research in the Almanac, and I found this little tidbit for you. It sort of explains it...or at least makes it interesting to think about.

The wind plays an important part in lore and history. It’s known as a weather maker, as in the phrase “winter winds doth blow and we shall have snow.”

• Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626) knew that “every wind has its weather.” “The Devil is busy in a high wind,” it’s said, but “westerly winds are fair weather winds.”

• Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) suggested, “Do business with men when the wind is in the northwest when the barometer is high.”

• When we catch a cold, we catch it from the winds, some say; another saying states, “the east wind brings aches and pains.”

• The ancients thought of wind as a messenger; in a way, that was the role of the fictional Mary Poppins, who came and left on the winds.


Just a little something to start your weekend off, ya know?

Coffee on the patio today! Have a good one...!

17 comments:

2 Tramps said...

H.J.,
You are right on, yet again. The wind blew fierce here yesterday and this morning it snowed! You are a mighty soothsayer!
Thanks!

HermitJim said...

Hey Tramps...
Man, I would hate to be having snow this time of the year! Suppose to be 74 here tomorrow!

I'll soak up some sun for you, OK?

Thanks for coming by today...!

Sissy said...

Someone did a song about the eastern wind. Now what was his name? I'll have to dig out his album - I loved that song.

We are having more wind than usual. Past week it whipped a stack of 4 chairs straight across the porch. Powerful it was. Hmm, all the weather anymore is "more than usual". Makes one ponder.

Ben in Texas said...

The good ole Wind is what keeps it interesting out there. I will be keeping an eye out today , because I raised my weather station sensor WAY up out in the back yard. Can you say 30FT? Hope the pole hold them.

And songs about the wind? here are a few or ya.
'Blowin' in the Wind' by Bob Dylan.
'The Wind Cries Mary' by jimi Hendrix.
'Four Strong Winds' by Ian & Sylvia.
'Wayward Wind' by Tex Rittrer.
'Dust in the Wind' by Kansas.
'Gone With the Wind' by Julie London.
'Candle in the Wind' by Elton John.
'Hickory Wind' by Gram Parsons.
'Summer Wind' by frank Sinatra.
'Hasten down the Wind' by Linda Ronstadt.
'The Wind and The Rain' by the Meat Puppets.
'Eres Tu (To Touch the Wind)' by Mocedades.
'Windflowers' by Seals and Crofts.


One I remember from my childhood. popped to mind
The Wayward Wind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSPLSo3U46Q

HermitJim said...

Hey Sissy...
It does seem to me that the wind has been a bit stronger than usual. Blows around anything not tied down!

A lot of good songs have been written about the wind...as ol' Ben pointed out!

Hey, I appreciate you coming by today!


Hey Ben...
I'm surprised...you left out "They call the wind Mariah"...

I'll have to find that one and post it!

Appreciate the list, buddy...and the visit!

chinasyndrome said...

Perhaps it was an east (ill) wind that blew through D.C.? Have a great day Hermit.

China
III

HermitJim said...

Hey China...
Wonder why the phrase "Ill wind that blows no good" comes to mind? Must be the mention of D.C....

Pretty calm today...and I hope it stays that way!

Thanks for coming by this morning!

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One, yes the winds sure have been blowing here too. Alergy's are high from all the blooms from the rain we had and now the wind is blowing all that pollin around sneezzzzzzzzzze.
But your no keeping me in the house.
I am ready for some coffee on the patio.

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Yep1 The pollen count here is pretty high as well. Luckily, I'm not allergic to anything (except maybe hard work), so I don't sneeze a lot!

I thank you, Sweetie, for joining me on the patio!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

The wind in the District of Crimnals doesn't blow, it sucks. I hope the Tea Party stops in everyone of the 219's home town. Anyway the weather is still chilly here in central Illinois although next week is suppose to get up to 70. Thanks for another great lesson.

Ted said...

HJ I personally believe good things happened in DC this week.What I think about is Alaska!Thats where the ill winds are.

Ted said...

This week was the second phaze of the change in DC.The seed of change has been planted.Now its up to us as AMERICANS to shape it for the good of the nation. Because we are a country of free speech there are times we have to tolerate hate mungers . But there comes a time as it did with Joseph McCarthy that they are exposed for what they are An now is the time for these losers.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mechanic...
When are you folks gonna get some Spring? I'll bet a little warmth and some sunny days would be welcome!

Thanks for coming by, my friend!


Hey Ted...
I think all of us are getting a taste of ill winds this last week!

Better things are coming soon, I hope!

Thanks for the visit today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Ted...
I think without a doubt, that the truth will win out over all the hate mongers and the like.

We can only hope that the seeds planted will at least draw enough of us to work together to make things better!

Thanks again!

Ted said...

HJ I'm going to bend you thoughts to ( WATER FOR FUEL) there a lot of scams out there ,But it can be done and is.By using high voltage and high frequency they are able to seprate the two gases using very small amount of energy.Just think go out and give your car a glass of water and drive to work.HJ look on GOOGLE (water for fuel) but don't believe everthing you read.

Kyddryn said...

Sometimes we get such a wind here, when it blows I wonder if I could put a bedsheet on a frame, don roller-skates, and go for a ride. The trees bend and bob, and even the grass shimmies in it. We get them more often now than in the past, a result (I am sure) of too much developement and loss of forest...that wind, he likes open spaces to play in!

Thanks for the nifty info, Mister Hermit, sir.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

That last one reminds me of the god Mercury--- of communications, travel (fleet-footed), commerce...
Hmn... maybe Ben was on to something?!?

HA!!!