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#66242 04/18/02 06:33 PM
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I was just told --winter isn't over until the snow falls on the dogwoods.

I thought it was a pretty statement, but sad as I watch the snow fall on my dogwoods.


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Then winter outlives itself as the sign of its demise.


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Or the dogwoods lure the snow onward for one last glimpse of their blossoming beauty...

The Only WO'N!

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Then winter outlives itself as the sign of its demise.

Or the dogwoods lure the snow onward for one last glimpse of their blossoming beauty...

Oh, swoon, you guys!







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We had a beautiful weekend, I burned badly. And the locals said "winter's not over 'til the snow falls on the dogwoods." (Which turned out to be true.) I'm taking this as a kind of local "It ain't over til the fat lady sings". And I'm sure it's not said in South Carolina. If I was to write a book about this area I'd be sure to have someone say it though. I'm wondering if there is any well phrased local wisdom in other parts, that might not make it out of the area?


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Which area, ladymoon? South Carolina?

I'll think upon the wisdom of my elders in Alabama and Georgia and see if I can come up with something.


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The area where you are, and everyone else. The area you grew up in. The area your grandmother is from and the things she used to say that made everyone in your new hometown go huh?


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Or the dogwood's snow: the white-capped branches

As to regional wisdoms, ladymoon, the fat lady sang here, where nothing long stays local. But I'll think on it.

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ladym, here's one that probably is a little too local, as I never heard it but from the mouth of one terribly odd little man in Devils Lake, ND: "If that ain't the World's Fair!"

(typically said in moments of moderate frustration)

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From what area, ladymoon, is the phrase winter's not over 'til the snow falls on the dogwoods.? Around here, in the Finger Lakes region of NY, it's said that spring isn't here till the peepers sound three nights in a row.


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