August 12th: Thursday Art Date With Rain - Weather and Weather Lore

Lighthouse on a cloudy day in North Cape, P.E.I. (2009)

Hello Friends! 😊😊

August 12th's theme for our art date is "Weather and Weather Lore" (please visit Rain's Garden on Thursday August 12th to post your link!).

I'm such a weather nut! I love weather lore and I think most of it makes sense! How will you interpret this theme? Will you follow weather lore for your inspiration? Will you showcase weather in action? Or will you create a scene that takes place during any type of weather? The canvas is blank!

Here is a list of weather lore to inspire you and some internet images below as well!

August Weather Lore:

When it rains in August it rains honey and wine.

If it rains on St-Bartholomew's Day (August 24th), it will rain for forty days after.

If the 24th of August be fair and clear, then hope for a prosperous autumn that year.

August bears the burden, September the fruit.

Dry August and warm, doth harvest no harm.

If the first week of August be warm, the winter will be white and long.

If a cold August follows a hot July, it foretells a winter hard and dry.

More Weather Lore:

Evening red and morning grey
Help the traveller on his way.
Evening grey and morning red
Bring down rain upon his head.

A halo around the moon brings cold and rough weather.

No weather is ill if the wind be still.

Cloudy mornings turn to clear evenings.

If a cloud looks like it's been scratched by a hen, get ready to reef your topsails then.

If the sky is of a deep clear blue or a sea-green colour near the horizon, rain will follow in showers. 

A rainbow in the mornin' gives the shepherd warnin'

Rainbow at night is a shepherd's delight.

Many croaking frogs is a sign of rain.

When the glowworm lights her lamp the air is always cool and damp.

If bees stay at home, rain will soon come; if they fly away, fine will be the day. 

Flowers are more fragrant just before a shower.

Silver maple leaves turn over before a storm,

Wind in the east, no good for man nor beast.

At night if milk or cream goes sour, expect thunderstorms in the next few hours.

Mares tails and mackerel scales make tall ships take in their sails.

Rain before seven, fine before eleven.

If a fly lands on your nose, swat it till it goes. If the fly then lands again, it will bring back heavy rain.

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