Tuesday, February 06, 2007


February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.
- Nursery Rhyme

DON PEDRO: Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what's the matter, That you have such a February face, So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?
- Shakespeare,
Much Ado About Nothing, Act V, Scene 4

February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.
- Dr. J. R. Stockton

If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Come, Winter, have another flight;
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Go Winter, and come not again.

- Old English Song

If Candlemas Day is bright and clear,
There'll be twa winters in the year.
- Old Scottish Song

Traditionally, we take the lights out of the window on Candlemas. First it got so cold (we've finally reached our negative double-digit wind-chills) and now it's gotten all gray out there. I just can't do it.

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