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Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« on: July 15, 2015, 12:05:59 pm »


St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.


The summertime version of Mr. Groundhog!

So...how's the weather out there? Here it's mostly sunny. Of course, this is Washington, so it still might rain later.  :D
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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 12:36:16 pm »
Rain; just about every afternoon/evening.  Days generally sunny.   

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 12:38:10 pm »
It's doing the typical Florida summer thing, clouds and heat and probable thunderstorms this afternoon/evening.

Earlier, we had some thunder but no actual rain.

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 12:52:52 pm »
It is a beautiful English summer evening, not a cloud in the sky. 
The light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not.

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2015, 02:41:38 pm »
Wonderful, Demercia! Did my wishing you California weather for this one day actually work?  I would have hated to see you inundated with 40 days of rain. Personally, I can not even imagine that much water pelting to earth. Even if it were no more than a drizzle, 40 days of it would be of epic proportions.
Have the rest of a dry evening.

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2015, 02:50:18 pm »
A bright, sunny day and finally warming back up to summer temperatures after a low of 5 degrees Celsius this morning!  We could use a bit of rain - the weeds that make up my front lawn are becoming thirsty.  (I am NOT watering weeds.)
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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2015, 03:14:23 pm »
If we send California sunshine to England, may California have some nice English rain in exchange?  ;)

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 04:01:41 pm »
Lovely and sunny thankfully as I am quite a believer in St Swithin.

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2015, 04:32:39 pm »
Wonderful, Demercia! Did my wishing you California weather for this one day actually work?  I would have hated to see you inundated with 40 days of rain. Personally, I can not even imagine that much water pelting to earth. Even if it were no more than a drizzle, 40 days of it would be of epic proportions.
Have the rest of a dry evening.

Check out the following pictures of The Somerset Levels in the winter of 2013-2014 to see what the effects of that much rain looks like.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=somerset+levels+flooding&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=785&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCsQsARqFQoTCMyi7fmI3sYCFcVm2wodVZEE8w

Shiral - you're welcome to swap sunshine for rain any time you like :)
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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2015, 04:35:04 pm »
I can not even imagine that much water pelting to earth. Even if it were no more than a drizzle, 40 days of it would be of epic proportions.

You should live where I do in the winter!  :o
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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2015, 05:57:00 pm »
Wonderful, Demercia! Did my wishing you California weather for this one day actually work?  I would have hated to see you inundated with 40 days of rain. Personally, I can not even imagine that much water pelting to earth. Even if it were no more than a drizzle, 40 days of it would be of epic proportions.
Have the rest of a dry evening.

Keep on wishing please Laurna, it has been a lovely day.  And we need a run of good weather, the second test match against Australia starts tomorrow.    Only the English could invent a game that takes 5 days to play,  in our climate.   Cricket, in case you wondered.  And by some wonder we are actually one up.
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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2015, 01:14:18 am »
Wonderful, Demercia! Did my wishing you California weather for this one day actually work?  I would have hated to see you inundated with 40 days of rain. Personally, I can not even imagine that much water pelting to earth. Even if it were no more than a drizzle, 40 days of it would be of epic proportions.
Have the rest of a dry evening.

Keep on wishing please Laurna, it has been a lovely day.  And we need a run of good weather, the second test match against Australia starts tomorrow.    Only the English could invent a game that takes 5 days to play,  in our climate.   Cricket, in case you wondered.  And by some wonder we are actually one up.

I was wondering where J.K. Rowling got the inspiration for Quidditch. Now I know.  :)

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2015, 04:09:04 am »
Except that the rules of Quidditch are relatively simple
"All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts."
As You Like It.

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2015, 09:13:15 am »
It is a beautiful English summer evening, not a cloud in the sky.

A little unusual in England, isn't it?

Shakespeare began a poem, "The rain it raineth every day."  If we didn't know he was an Englishman, we'd have guessed it from that line alone!

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Re: Happy St. Swithin's Day!
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2015, 11:58:32 am »
Do you know Flanders and Swann "a song of the weather"?
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