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Let's Talk About the Weather – Vol. 1

The weather is an approachable subject that just about anyone can talk about but few folks really understand. In a new series of weather-related articles, we start out discussing seven bits of weather lore and the if, how, and why they are true. 1,515 more words

Life

Predicting Weather by the Signs: Wooly Worms

Here in the Southern mountains, the old-timers (and many young people as well) still predict the weather by “the signs,” that is, the signs found in nature.   240 more words

Photography

Mary and the Women's Thirty

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Today is Assumption of Mary.  Although I only have little connection to the big world religions – and as I live and grew up in the protestant North of Germany even less so to the Catholic belief, the Marian cult always fascinated me.  706 more words

Wheel Of The Year

Let that be a lesson to you!

I’ve been thinking about didactic poetry. To be honest, I don’t even know if this is an official category, but it seems to me that a lot of poetry teaches you something, or is intended to have a moral lesson. 494 more words

Going On About Words

The Wading of the Sun

There is an old custom, almost dead now. It is only in hidden and unfrequented spots that it still survives – I mean ‘the wading of the sun.’ It was common enough thirty years ago.

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Saltburn

Spring Forward

“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

At this time of year, my parents always quoted this old chestnut, no doubt learned from their parents before them. 579 more words

Quill & Ink