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Sorry it is a bit late but here is a Scottish poem so you can work it out according to folk lore in our part of the world. I found it on the Rampant Scotland website.

These days, many people wouldn’t know when Candlemas Day should be, unless it was printed in their diary. But in days gone by, it was a “Scottish Quarter Day” when agricultural and other rents were paid, so everyone knew that it was 2 February. Being at a time when the calendar was heading for Spring, certain superstitions grew up about the day, as this poem (still widely repeated in Scotland) shows.

Candlemas Day
If Candlemas Day be dry and fair,
Half the winter’s to come and mair.
If Candlemas Day be wet and foul,
Half o’ winter’s gane at Yule.

Meaning and pronunciation of unusual words:
mair=more pronounced mare as in female horse.
foul pronounced as fool rhymes with Yule.

Now all I need to do is remember what the weather was like on the 2nd of February.

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dull and cold but dry here i think ~ checked on my photos! which are stored in date order!

7 Feb, 2011


Cold and grey here as well, no rain though, not sure whether thats good or bad..
Thanks Sticki, thats how I checked after reading your comment......

7 Feb, 2011


It was last wednesday. We had rain so I should think we'll have spring soon then :o)

7 Feb, 2011


It sounds hopeful then. We should revisit this blog and say when spring did arrive and keep it for future reference. I love ditties like red sky at night.They are a good way of predicting the weather.

8 Feb, 2011


I think spring is here today :o) It's glorious. Yesterday was nice too.

8 Feb, 2011


Yes we have had two glorious days in a row !! Keep it up!

8 Feb, 2011

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