I can now confirm that the May is out, so officially we may cast our first clouts.
Personally I began casting clouts a wee while ago, but since the weather has once again become quite cool, my shorts have only made an appearance in the afternoons.
It'll be OK again quite soon; have no fear.
What a quaint expression! Had to google. Hope you don't get goose bumps.ReplyDelete
I don't think it applies too often back in the UK. Here it's been lovely.Delete
Strange weather here, 13c,it was 38c 2days ago.ReplyDelete
25 C promised here for today, but still cool in the mornings.Delete
We wont be casting any bloody clouts here this weekReplyDelete
My shorts only go on in the afternoons, but that's OK.Delete
Clouts will be cast today and tomorrow only. Winter returns here on Wednesday.ReplyDelete
I think it returns here tomorrow. Rain and low temperatures forecast for the next few days.Delete
I was clueless to clout, but I did my research. We have a similar proverb in Italian.ReplyDelete
It is very cold here too. My light weight coat is always at hand.
Greetings Maria x
'Ne'er cast a clout till May is out' (meaning out in flower, not ended, as some people think).Delete
I haven't really cast any clouts yet but Paul has worn his shorts a few times.ReplyDelete
T Shirt and Shorts for me (in the afternoons).Delete
Friend's garden Sunday afternoon: three in shorts, four trousers and one longish skirt (- very unusual for me). It's the start of the end of the cold thank goodness. We have not had any frost and our local vines and fruit trees are doing well.ReplyDelete
We still have some low temperatures forecast for this week, but after that I think it's over.Delete
Our May has been out for a week or two, but I still keep my thermals on, although I have been bold and taken my thermal vest off during the day. As for my legs, ...they remain discretely hidden beneath a long skirt all the time!ReplyDelete
I try not to frighten the dog, but I bear my lilly white legs with total indifference.Delete
It's supposed to snow here by the end of today. Seriously.ReplyDelete
I remember it snowing here one Easter Day.Delete
I don't cast a clout until the month of May is out !!!!! That's how cautious I am !! XXXXReplyDelete
Go on; be a devil this year!Delete
I see you have turned into the local weather report. Commiserations.ReplyDelete
Let's turn your thoughts to politics which you and I generally don't see eye to eye on. Best quote yesterday (don't quibble - it's just lovely in its simplicity): "Once June comes May will be over".
I heard that one too; of course it's total rubbish.Delete
I had to Google "cast a clout"! :) We are having a miserable grey damp spring with lots of mud and the odd day of sunshine to give us hope! Dandelions aren't even blooming yet.ReplyDelete
Oh dear, it's really beautiful here. But that's why I live here!Delete
The wind whistling down here from the North would make you put those shorts back in the drawer in no time, have no fear.ReplyDelete
I believe we've got a few cold nights on the way; now I know where it's coming from.Delete