Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Beware the Ides of March. 

From Wikipedia: The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii) is the name of 15 March in the Roman calendar, probably referring to the day of the full moon. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Roman Senate led by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus and 60 other co-conspirators.

On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated), Caesar saw a seer who had foretold that harm would come to him not later than the Ides of March. Caesar joked, "Well, the Ides of March have come", to which the seer replied "Ay, they have come, but they are not gone." This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned to "beware the Ides of March"

More folklore:
A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.
As it rains in March so it rains in June.
March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.
What will the weather be like in March?  

March- in like a lamb out like a lion. Or will it be the reverse- in like a lion, out like a lamb?

It is a beautiful sunny day here so, according to the folklore, we have some terrible storms due at the end of the month. Very often, we get terrible snow storms during March. Three foot snows are not uncommon. We shall see...

March - song: Leon Takes us Outside, artist: David Bowie,. album: Outside


Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

The best thing about March 1 is February is now over. Spring comes in March no matter the weather.


Rising Rainbow said...

Actually I think we had a stormy day yesterday (and more storms the next 7 days) so does that mean we get good stuff towards the end of the month? I could sure use a break from this stuff. Haven't ridden in a week or more now and I'm getting pretty crabby about it.... so is Legs!

Danielle Michelle said...

I teach that - always love that quote...makes everyone wonder what the heck you're up to!

cdncowgirl said...

That lion/lamb thing better be true!! I remember it from elementary school and its been on my mind all day... we woke up to a windchill of -43 (a balmy -35 w/o the WC) I'd say that qualifies as lion lol

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I have a feeling your prediction is going to be spot on....unfortunately.

We won't be packing away our winter gear anytime soon.