Ryder Jerew

A Friend of Nature

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East Syracuse, NY, United States
For there are some people who can live without wild things about them and the earth beneath their feet, and some who cannot. To those of us who, in a city, are always aware of the abused and abased earth below the pavement, walking on the grass, watching the flight of birds, or finding the first spring dandelion are the rights as old and unalienable as the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We belong to no cult. We are not nature lovers. We don't love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is simply something indispensable, like air and light and water, that we accept as necessary to living, and the nearer we can get to it the happier we are.

-- Louise Dickinson Rich (Author of We Took to the Woods)

Old Folklore Weather Predictions & Mnemonics

  • Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.
  • Rain before seven, clear by eleven.
  • When down the chimney falls the soot, mud will soon be underfoot.
  • When the wind blows from the west, fish bite best. When it blows from the east, fish bite least.
  • When the wind is in the east, 'tis neither good for man nor beast.
  • If salt is sticky and gains in weight, it will rain before too late.
  • The winds of the daytime wrestle and fight, longer and stronger than those of the night.
  • Sun sets Friday clear as bell, rain on Monday sure as hell.
  • When dew is on the grass, no rain will come to pass.
  • When grass is dry at morning light, look for rain before the night.
  • Seagull, seagull, sitting on the sand, it's never good weather while you're on the land.
  • When seagulls fly to land, a storm is at hand.
  • Evening red and morning grey, two sure signs of one fine day.
  • Cold is the night when the stars shine bright.
  • When March blows it's horn, your barn will be filled with hay and corn.
  • Onion skins very thin, mild weather coming in. Onion skins thick and tough, coming winter cold and rough.
  • When the forest murmurs and the mountain roars, then close your windows and shut your doors.
  • Chimney smoke descends, our nice weather ends.
  • When the ditch and pond offend the nose, then look out for rain and stormy blows.
  • Rain long foretold, long last. Short notice, soon will pass.
  • When trees begin their dance, of rain there's a big chance.
  • When clouds appear like rocks and towers, the earth's refreshed with frequent showers.
  • When sounds travel far and wide, a stormy day will betide.
  • Moss dry, sunny sky. Moss wet, rain we will get.
  • Bees do not swarm before a storm.
  • If the bees stay at home, rain will soon come. If they fly away, fine will be the day.
  • When clouds look like black smoke, a wise man will put on his cloak.
  • A rainbow afternoon, good weather is coming soon.
  • When the chairs squeak, it's of rain they speak.
  • Catchy drawer and sticky door, coming rain will pour and pour.
  • When windows won't open and the salt clogs the shaker, the weather will favor the umbrella maker.
  • April showers bring May flowers.
  • No weather is ill, if the wind be still.
  • When the swallow's nest is high, summer is dry. When the swallow's nest is low, you can safely reap and sow.
  • A sunshine shower won't last more than a half-hour.
  • If the moon shows a silver shield, be not afraid to reap the field. If she rises haloed round, soon we'll tread on deluged ground.
  • If fleecy white clouds cover the heavenly way, no rain should mar your plans that day.
  • Frost or dew in the morning light shows no rain before the night.
  • The moon and the weather may change together, but a change of the moon, will not change the weather.
  • A ring around the sun or moon, means rain or snow is coming soon.

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