Long before meteorologists, people forecasted the weather based on their observations of the birds, sky, and nature. According to weather folklore, an abundant harvest of acorns and nuts is nature's way of forecasting a harsh winter.  Here in Pennsylvania, we have an amazing supply of black walnuts, acorns, and hickory nuts this year. Hummm...I wonder what is in store for us.

Other nature signs predicting a harsh winter include...

Early migration of the Monarch Butterfly

Pesky mice eating ravenously into your home

Early arrival of crickets on the hearth

Heavy and numerous fogs during September

Frequent halos or rings around the sun or moon 

All of these folklore predictions forecast numerous snow falls...but what does legend have to offer us really?

My Conclusion...

We can expect and should plan for some interesting weather this winter.  Nature must have her way.  She understands her business better than we do.  A kernel of truth always exists in myths of old.  And furthermore, there is no sense in worrying about tomorrow, right?

Relishing in today,