Today is a host of holidays, mostly it’s a cross-quarter day, meaning it falls between a solstice (winter) and an equinox (spring). This cross-quarter marks the middle of winter, and long before there were groundhogs to consult, this rhyme (St Bridget is the patroness of poets) was created . . . .
If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Come winter, have another flight;
If Candlemas bring clouds and rain,
Go winter, and come not again.
We will be praying for fair and bright as we are currently under our quota and our water commission wants to raise our rates 23.99% over the next 4 years based on drought and demand!