The New Year is almost upon is, and for those of us planning our holidays I thought a little advice from the simply glorious Flanders and Swann
might be of help.
A Song of the WeatherJanuary brings the snow,
Makes your feet and fingers glow.
February's ice and sleet
Freeze the toes tight off your feet.
Welcome March with wintry wind
Would thou wert not so unkind!
April brings the sweet spring showers,
On and on for hours and hours.
Farmers fear unkindly May
Frost by night and hail by day.
June just rains and never stops
Thirty days and spoils the crops.
In July the sun is hot.
Is it shining? No, it's not.
August, cold and dank and wet,
Brings more rain than any yet.
Bleak September's mist and mud
Is enough to chill the blood.
Then October adds a gale,
Wind and slush and rain and hail.
Dark November brings the fog
Should not do it to a dog.
Freezing wet December, then...
...Bloody January again!
Photo by Zeimusu
Or, in other words, wherever you go make sure it's somewhere else.
Word To Use Today: sleet. This word comes from some Germanic source. The German for hailstones is Schlossen.