January 22 – St. Vincent’s Day
Remember on St. Vincent’s Day,
If that the Sun his beams display,
Be sure to mark the transient beam—
Which through the casement sheds a gleam;
For ’tis a token bright and clear
Of prosperous weather all the year.
According to The Farmer’s Almanac, St. Vincent’s Day is heralded for its weather lore. A sunny day on this date signifies “more wine than water” and means that the sap might begin to rise. Frost on this date presages a delayed crop.
Despite periods of light snow through the night and early morning (above), the dawn showed promise with a hint of buttery color on the eastern horizon. However, the forecast for the day gives us more flurries and wind this afternoon.
May St. Vincent’s Day bring sunbeams bright and clear where you are today — if the prosperity only follows!