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1817 February 8 - the Northern Lights appears in St Ives

February 8, 1817 --- The Northern Lights appeared.

 

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Prisoners
of war in France from 1804 to 1814, being the adventures of John
Tregerthen Short and Thomas Williams of St. Ives, Cornwall

Date: 
Sat, 08/02/1817

If weather on February 1 is bright and sunny, so can gather plenty of firewood - winter will continue!

Là Fhèill Brìghde is the day the Cailleach gathers her firewood for the rest of the winter. Legend has it that if she intends to make the winter last a good while longer, she will make sure the weather on February 1 is bright and sunny, so she can gather plenty of firewood to keep herself warm in the coming months.

As a result, people are generally relieved if February 1 is a day of foul weather, as it means the Cailleach is asleep, will soon run out of firewood, and therefore winter is almost over.

Date: 
Thu, 01/02/2018

Celebrating the snow...

Celebrating the snow...

G&T on the patio! Celebrating the snow and seeing February out in style...

Soarer in the Snow February 2009

Soarer in the Snow February 2009

 


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