Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hoping the Woollly Bears Are Right

We are in the middle of an unseasonable cold snap.  I've sorted through my coats, hats and mittens and brought out the warmest.  The Farmers Almanac is predicting a bad winter.

I prefer to hope the Woolly Bears are right.  
The theory is that the brown stripes correlate to mild winter weather.  The greater the number of brown segments, the milder the winter.  
This year the Woolly Bears have a large number of brown segments, but they are shifted toward the back of the caterpillar.  I'll take colder weather now if it means warmer weather in January!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you . . . give me a mild January! Meanwhile . . I had a porch-sit at 24 degrees this morning. Juncos and cardinals and the WSJ. Let it snow. ;)