woolly bear

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas!

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas!

sled snow

In November we had nine inches of snow!  Now we have none.  🙁  Green grass growing.  I am hoping we don’t have to pull out the mower again.

As I was walking many times this fall I saw woolly bear caterpillars and most of them had rather long brown sections.  Now I knew people had used them to forecast the winter but I couldn’t remember which way it was.  So I looked it up on the internet and found that the longer brown section was said to mean a mild winter.  Well so far that is holding out to be true.  I did not realize it was a Native American way of telling but they were very skilled at observing nature so it makes sense.

woolly bear  Wooly Worm Perspective

That being said I still find myself singing the song.  We live in Iowa.  We should have snow!  We still have 10 days for it to arrive.  So I will keep hoping and dreaming for snow.  But I will also enjoy my walks with Scotty on not so frigid days.

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