Sunday, March 1, 2009

March... "In like a lion....

Do you know the origin of the weather proverb about March, "in like a lion, out like a lamb"? For most locations, the average temperature at the end of the month is higher than at the beginning, so the proverb typically has some meteorological truth to it, but where did it come from?
The phrase apparently has its origins with the constellations Leo, the Lion, and Aries, the ram or lamb. It has to do with the relative positions of these constellations in the sky at the beginning and end of the month. For our family....we celebrate my niece's birthday...who is 17 today. She missed "leap year" by being born a few hours later... tomorrow is her driving test.... hopefully not canceled because of a blizzard... HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET SARAH!
This is one of my FAVORITE pictures of Sarah around 5 years old!

3 comments:

preppyplayer said...

Pretty girl! I thought that was you! She looks like her Mom and auntie :)

Susan said...

Sweet... poor kid, driving test is going to have to be rescheduled... apparently it's snowed for the last three years on this date!

Susan said...

The good news... Sarah passed her driving test... DMV closed while they were in line for her test (major snow) ... but went back the next day and she quotes "the snow was still on the course and they could not see the lines"... scary...but another new driver in the family!