Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring is here!

The clocks in the UK and in Ireland went back last weekend. Spring Forward, Fall back is an easy way to remember what we should do with the clocks. (Incidentally, Fall was the original name for Autumn in the UK, but Fall (short for Leaf Fall) fell out of favour in the UK, but is still more common than Autumn in the USA. Which is good, because Fall is a very evocative word.)

Lighter evenings, and the typical March weather, high winds, sunny spells and a fair amount of rain. March, it is said, comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. And then? Why then we have April, which is known for the April showers. Mind you, never cast a clout 'til May is out is the saying. Clout meaning coat/garment, and cast to cast off, or remove said garment. It means you can get frosts until quite late on in the month of May.

Well, happy Spring, folks!

1 comment:

AlexisAR said...

I envy people who live in places with four seasons. We have mainly summer and winter with a very short interlude between each.

Fall is indeed an evocative word, but I like Autumn as well -- not so much for how it sounds as for how it looks. I think it is a very pretty word visually, if that makes any sense.