It is cold and raining outside! Yet, it’s the middle of May. Last week it was hot! I heard about this. It was in the Original Farmer’s Almanac.
Spring may be in full swing, but May 11, 12, and 13 often revert to the colder days of winter, according to weather lore.
The Three Chilly Saints—Mamertus, Pancras, and Gervais (also called Mammertius, Pancratius, and Gervatius or Servatius)—often celebrated their feast days during a cold snap. Some called them the Ice Saints or Frost Saints, and many farmers held off planting until after the Three Chilly Saints’ days had passed.
Germans knew these days as the Iceman Days, and both the English and French watched for a late frost around this time. St. Boniface (May 14) and the chilly “blackthorn winds” were associated with them, too.
St. Pancras Day (May 12) never passes without frost.
Moving right along…
Next, I found a freebie for Coldplay fans. You can download their new release, “Left Right Left Right Left”. It’s on their website, Coldplay.com. This is a live album, so there are older songs on it, as well. They are giving this album away as a thanks to their fans. So, go grab your copy. LOL
Since I love the flowers of spring so much and one of my favorite is the rose, I did a mini-kit on this theme. I used images from around the internet for the roses. I tried to determine copyright, but, these images are so familiar, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. If you have knowledge of any of the images’ copyrights, please, let me know and I will rectify the situation. Thank you.
A Rose By Any Other Name
(isn’t a rose)
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