|Written by alice freda|
|Wednesday, 01 February 2012 16:50|
We logged a high of 70 degrees at Clean Currents HQ yesterday . . . the avg. high-temp for February 1st is 40 degrees. I have a feeling that we don't need an overweight rodent to tell us that something is awry with this winter.
But there's more to Groundhog Day than the Mayor of Punxsutawney and his furry friend. The origins of this tradition date back to the Middle Ages where people across Northern Europe celebrated the pagan holiday of Imbolc (also known as Candlemas Day) which was observed at the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.
Superstition held that if the weather on Candlemas Day was fair (ie: clear) then the second half of winter would be stormy and cold. If the weather was overcast then the second half of winter would be a respite from the Arctic clutches.
In fact, an Olde English saying goes:
If Candlemas be fair and bright,
I'm like many mothers I know, concerned about the planet our kids will inherit and overwhelmed by daily life. Clean Currents made it simple and affordable to switch to 100% wind power, without breaking my back or the bank.
- Residential Customer Michelle Culp