01 August 2010


A glorious month!  It is also the Widow's birth month.

The full moon this month (on the 24th) is known as the Sturgeon Moon or the Corn Moon.
The Perseid meteor shower is slated to take place in the predawn hours of the 11th, 12th, and 13th.

Weather for August
Based on the 12 Days of Christmas: Mix of clouds and sun. Warmer.
Based on the first 12 days of January: Overcast, snow flurries, chilly.
Based on the Ember Days: Warm, but not uncomfortable.  Sunny with some clouds.

If the first week in August is unusually warm, the winter will be white and long. [Describe 'unusually'.  For that matter, describe 'white and long'.  Up here, all winters are white and long.  Sometimes there is more 'white' one year than the next; nevertheless, winter starts somewhere in October and lasts through May, no matter how much white has fallen.]

As the Dog Days commence, so they end [August 11].  [From July 3: "The Dog Days have  commenced rather nicely here - warm, and getting warmer, but not the 90+ degrees F predicted for the next couple of days."]

Observe on what day in August the first heavy fog occurs, and expect a hard frost on the same day in October.

A fog in August indicates a severe winter and plenty of snow.

As August, so the next February. [I don't want to think about next February.  It comes soon enough.]