Thursday, 2 February 2017

February 2nd

From my Country Wisdom and Folklore Diary

There are lots of weather sayings for February many of them connected to the Ancient Imbolc which became the Christian Candlemas, the most well known is
If Candlemas Day be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas be dark with clouds and rain
Winter is gone and won't come again.

I'm loving this diary, it has sunrise and sunset times for every day so I can cheerfully say that daylight hours got longer by about 15  minutes over this week - Whoopee!

Many thanks for comments on yesterdays post

Back Soonish


  1. It was Candlemas last Sunday wasn't it? I can't remember what the weather was like but a storm is forecast this weekend and also a fortnight of cold weather towards the endof the month.

    1. Candlemas is today Feb 2nd - bit grey and quite mild with rain this afternoon

  2. Last Sunday was wet wet wet so does that means winter is gone

  3. I was going to ask what Dawn asked - I hope so! Love this too.

  4. Hi Sue, glad we both got to the same answer,down here in North Yorks, the weather has been foggy and grey, enlivened by rain!