Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Lion and A Lamb

An English proverb says "March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb."  Or vice versa as it may apply.

With the weather we're experiencing here in Michigan's Thumb region the last few day, it is definitely a Lion kinda ending to the month's end.

If my memory is correct (and at my age, who knows) I vaguely recall escaping Traverse City during a 15 inch snow fall that caused power outages and road closings -- at the beginning of the month.  Hmmm.

But where did the Lion and Lamb saying come from?

The phrase 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. Someone adopted the saying for weather predictions and it became weatherlore.

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