Friday, 2 March 2007

How's Your Weather?

Browsing through Blogland, I realise that for many of us, winter clings on with its icy grip. My heart goes out to those of you still battling snowdrifts and icy roads. In this part of Scotland we are fortunate here to have had sunshine today but it’s been coupled with bitterly cold winds blowing hard from the North. And it reminds me of an old nursery rhyme, I remember from my Gran that goes something like this…

“The North Wind doth blow, and we shall have snow
And what will the Robin do then, poor thing
Why, he’ll sit on a branch and keep himself warm
With his head tucked under his wing


Well, I don’t think snow is forecast but this is a reminder nevertheless just how cold March can be. Is it climate change? Late spring? Cold winter? In the meantime (just for interest) here is a snippet from a UK Daily (same time last year).

On March 1, 2006, The Telegraph printed the following:

“Large areas of Britain were covered in snow yesterday with warnings of more to come, but today is the first day of spring - according to the Meteorological Office.
By tradition, spring has started on the night of March 20/21, the vernal equinox, when day and night are of equal length.

However, the Met Office said that it is easier for its record keeping to deal with whole months, making March, April and May the spring months, but that it was not seeking to change anything official.”

So you see spring is here… or it’s still three weeks away, depends which view you favour! The weather doesn't count so here's a daffodil to brighten things up!


Stay warm!


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