Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

I know it's Valentine's this weekend, but I have snow on my mind. There's so much of it out the window!

So here are folklore and quotes about snow. Some of them I heard growing up.

1. If it snows before 7, it quits after 11.

Or maybe it is the other way around.

2. If the snow lays around on the ground and doesn't go away quickly, it is waiting for more snow to join it.

3. If the snow blows out of the trees, it will snow again. If it melts out, that is the last snow.

4. If the deer are out eating during the day, snow is sure to fall.

5. From Japan: In ancient times, it was believed that a spirit called Snow Woman caused men traveling in snowstorms to sleep, ultimately causing their deaths.

6. From Finland: Snow is an ancient king who has three daughters: Thin Snow, Thick Snow, and Snow Storm.

7. From Germany: It was commonly believed in old times that Old Mother Frost caused snow by shaking the feathers from her bed. These feathers would then fall to Earth as snow. I have also heard that as Mother Nature instead of Mother Frost.

8. Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake.
-Marie Beyon Ray

9. Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. -Alice Mackenzie Swaim

10. One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances and environment. How flexible are you? Consider how water adapts to its environment: evaporation, condensation, snowflake, melting, flowing, goes around rocks, fills containers, etc. - Author Unknown

11. For many years I was a self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms and did my duty faithfully, though I never received payment for it. -Henry David Thoreau

12. The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. - Author Unknown

13. Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway. -Maya Angelou

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  1. love this - especially with all the snow we have in the midwest!!!

  2. Interesting folklore and quotes. The second one is the only one I was familiar with.

  3. Nos. 1-4 would be helpful to remember. It's nice to see a quote of Maya Angelou on your list. Have warmer days ahead!

  4. Here's my quote to add..."Snow! No more snow!" Fun facts and quotes.

  5. #1.....that's an outright folkTALE!! I've been in snow storms that'll last maybe that long before quitting....Starting ON the 7th and stopping on the 11th.


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  6. S'no wonder you have snow on your mind! :-) An appropriate and timely Thursday Thirteen!

  7. Great list! Why are some of the best quotes written by Author Unknown?
    Happy T13!

  8. Interesting! I hadn't heard many of those. Thanks for sharing!

  9. It's going to be one heck of a floody melt down for all of us.

    Happy Thursday!

  10. You all got a lot of snow! Wow.

    Great TT. I didn't know many of those things.

  11. LOVE your list about snow.. I think it's a little easier for me to say that, seeing as my area is not being hit so bad with it as others!! Love that last quote from Maya Angelou too! Ya Gotta love her! Nice to meet you today! ~tina

  12. I'm on the same wavelength. My #8 reads: With all the snowstorms this year it's like the winter's been sick and keeps going into relapse.


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