Saturday, March 27, 2010
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...!