Tag Archives: Weather

1938: Signs of Hard Weather

From a collection of folklore gathered by Irish teachers in the 1930’s: Weather 27-12-1938 Signs of hard weather: Robin flying into house. Lapwings seen early in winter. Wild geese seen flying inland (southwards). Small birds gathering in large numbers about … Continue reading

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1919: At the Back of the North Wind

Jessie Willcox Smith: illustration for George MacDonald’s At the Back of the North Wind (1919)

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1675: Lightning

Francisque Millet: Mountain Landscape with Lightning (c. 1675)

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1891: Funeral

Henri Rivière: Funeral Under Umbrellas (1891)

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1525: Dream

In the year 1525 between Wednesday and Thursday (7-8 June) after Whitsunday during the night I saw this appearance in my sleep, how many great waters fell from heaven. The first struck the earth about four miles away from me … Continue reading

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1963: A Colour Guide to Clouds

Each time you look at the sky, try to identify the clouds in it and test whether the explanations given in the book could be true for them. Gradually you will come to know the important clouds and the circumstances … Continue reading

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1874: Night Rushed Down from Heaven

Henry Moore: Rough Weather in the Mediterranean (1874) ὣς εἰπὼν σύναγεν νεφέλας, ἐτάραξε δὲ πόντον χερσὶ τρίαιναν ἑλών: πάσας δ᾽ ὀρόθυνεν ἀέλλας παντοίων ἀνέμων, σὺν δὲ νεφέεσσι κάλυψε γαῖαν ὁμοῦ καὶ πόντον: ὀρώρει δ᾽ οὐρανόθεν νύξ. —Odyssey V, 291-294 So … Continue reading

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