Thursday, March 29, 2012

In like a lion, out like a lamb?

I can't remember when the weather in March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. It sure hasn't been that way the past few years. We had a fierce, lion like, storm just a couple days ago and another one is on the horizon.

This saying comes from an English proverb that describes typical March weather as:
"March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb."
In Wales this proverb is applied to the month of April more often than March, especially in the borders.

In the 19th century it was used as a prediction contingent on a year's early March weather:
"If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb."

I'm not sure what weather is coming in April but I'm longing for more days of warm springtime sun and new flowers.

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