Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Can you predict the weather?

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Now take a walk in the park with me….


and maybe we can figure it out!

The weather has been glorious here in the mountains of North Carolina! (we’re walking along Cane Creek here in Fletcher Park)


It was 75 degrees when I walked yesterday!

The leaves are wondering whether to turn


or enjoy the summer time weather a little longer!


And I have NEVER seen so much bittersweet!


It is all up in the tops of the trees!

Honey…will you reach me that branch way up high….


Of course I made a little arrangement…


and then I added to it!


So how will we predict the weather?


This  ehow  info gives us what we need to know…

How to predict winter with wooly worms by Outdoor Woman

“Using wooly worms (Pyrrharctia isabella) to predict winter is old American folklore that traces its history back to early Americana. Supposedly, Native Americans taught the pioneers to read wooly worms to predict winter weather. Wooly worm is the common name for the larval stage of the Isabella Tiger Moth. They are also called wooly bears.”
“Wooly worm forecasters say that the size of the brown band of color will tell you what kind of winter is coming. Legend says that the thinner the brownish red bands, the harsher the winter will be. If the wooly worm is mostly brownish red in the middle, winter will be mild.
Wooly worm forecasters say that the size of the brown band will tell you what kind of winter is coming. Legend says that the thinner the brownish red bands, the harsher the winter will be. If the wooly worm is mostly brownish red in the middle, the winter will be mild. “

There are even wooly worm races in Banner Elk, NC….the festival was last weekend!

What do YOU think? Should we all head South for the winter?


I’m linking to Susan’s Outdoor Wednesday !

Enjoy your day!


Vee said...

Yes! I should definitely head south for the winter regardless of what the wooly worm says, but it's looking good for you! Beautiful photos of foliage and berries...what's not to appreciate there? All lovely...

Anonymous said...

Lovely foilage down there.But Im thinking we are much colder up here.30s in th evenings now.But what does that say for now I dont know we usually seem to have it mild til after Christmas.I do like a little Christmas snow though.;)

Love your little squirrel hes cute.

Simply Shelley said...

Love those beautiful Autumn leaves...interesting about the Woolly Worm...never heard of it before...thanks for sharing...some folks are predicting a hard winter for us here in East Texas....say they can tell by the squirrels tail...will see,I guess...:)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane
I'm actually surprised you have so much autumn tree color down there since it's been so warm. Your fall berry and pumpkin arrangement looks so pretty!

I enjoyed learning about the Wooley Worm's ability to predict the weather. I've heard that other signs show it will be a long and cold winter..but then it always seems to be that way anyway!:)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

75 degrees AND Fall colors... that sounds awesome!

Happy@Home said...

The colors are looking lovely in your area. I am so envious of your bittersweet. We went to Blowing Rock on Saturday and enjoyed the colors (& the shopping ;). Your squirrel is so cute.
As I was reading about the wooly worm, I kept thinking about the festival in Banner Elk. I have heard about it, but never been to it.

Freckled Hen said...

The sky looks very blue and the leaves are so pretty. AS kids we always looked to the wooly caterpillars for our winter predictions. It's been a few years since I've seen one. I miss the cold winters and wonder if I will still enjoy them when we move.
I love the bittersweet and your squirrel!

Kim, USA said...

Thanks for the walk lovely Autumn foliage!
The Lake

cherry said...

I think your bittersweet is fabulous and I would love to find some ..
Thank you for sharing a little fall we are not seeing these beautiful colors here yet ..
Happy Outdoor Wednesday ~
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Brenda Pruitt said...

We had a nice cool part of the day here. I so enjoyed it. I wanted to tell you how pretty you looked in every photo I saw of the blogger gathering.

Donnie said...

I love your Outdoor Wednesday photos. Beautiful scenery.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I love all the autumn leaves and enjoyed going on the walk.
The Fall decorations are lovely especially the little squirrel with the pumpkins.

Happy Thursday

podso said...

I think you must live in the mts of NC. I live down in the city on the border of SC/NC. WIsh I could have come to the blogger lunch--looked like fun! I hope you enjoy the soup. Did you know there is another J. Karon book out? If you go to my blog where you commented on the soup, the blogger just above, Bonnie, click on her name to get to her blog for info on the book just coming out. Oh my that sounds complicated!

Carol said...

That is one wooly worm! Hairy thing!

What a beautiful walk. So pretty where you live!

Anonymous said...

What lovely and gorgeous photos.
I love this season... so beautiful!


ginigirl said...

I enjoyed the walk and the beautiful autumn colors. Your decorations are lovely and perfect for the season! Glad you stayed in the mountains to see the leaves turn. Even though it happens every fall, I am still amazed each time.

koralee said...

Your images are amazing...oh the glory of Fall!
I forgot to take my camera the other day I was walking...I was so mad at myself..for there is soooo much beauty.

Hugs my friend. xoxoxo

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Unknown said...

WOW! The pics you took on your walk are GORGEOUS!!!!! I epecially like the one where you're looking up into the trees!

Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Miss Merry said...

What wonderful weather and what a gorgeous location! We have a Wooly Bear festival in a nearby town! There is a parade, costume contest, and, of course, studious gazing of "wooly bears" for our weather forecast. Thanks for stopping by!

Decor To Adore said...

I am in the land of the sun and wishing I was up North. It seems that the grass is indeed greener. :)

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Dianne said...

Beautiful! And I love your little arrangment!