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Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Candlemas Day!


For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day,
So far will the snow swirl until May.
For as the snow blows on Candlemas Day,
So far will the sun shine before May.


And from America:
If the sun shines on Groundhog Day;
Half the fuel and half the hay.

Today, in the book Simple Abundance, is a celebration of Candlemas. This is where the groundhog legend originated, and also the 40th day of Christmas, the end of the season. We are to light candles in our homes, and bask in their glow. My home is now lit with candles, and it seems so much warmer.
But, to dampen the atmosphere, according to that pesky little groundhog, who just HAD to come out between clouds, we have 6 more weeks to look forward to this bitter cold, snowy winter! With a high forecasted Wednesday of only 10, and more snow on the way, I guess I better leave the candles lit, to warm my hands over!
So enjoy Candlemas, and keep your chins up (Or buried in your coat to keep it from freezing off,) 6 weeks should go by fast, shouldn't it!?

3 comments:

Diane said...

I love your candle pictures, Laurie. Thanks for reminding me about Candlemas Day, I almost forgot. Stay warm.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Ok Laurie ~ I think I might have peed (spelling??) my pants!!!!
I laughed SOOO hArd when I got your note about my misspelling!
I was crying!
I put a note under it that you pointed out my mistake but left it so hopefully it will give someone else a laugh!
I had to fix it on Etsy though.So my secret is out ~ even WITH spellcheck ~ I'm an awful speller!
hehehe ~ thanks for the good belly laugh!
Terri

Pearl said...

Love the picture, and 6 more weeks is a life time!! I'm gonna lite some candles to to see if I feel warmer. Regards, Pearl