We have a triangular window in the front of the house and the triangular doohickey hangs in the center of that window. Our system has been 100% accurate to tell us the end of 16 Winters and the start of Spring. We bought this at a craft show many years ago and probably the maker never expected it would end up a weather forecaster in the mountains. If you click on the photo you can see the rainbow a little more clearly.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
First Sign Of Spring
We have a triangular cut glass three sided sun catcher with a prism hanging in the center of it that we have used for years to tell us when Spring really arrives. When the sun gets to a certain place in the sky it hits the cut glass and prism and makes rainbows all over the living room. I know there is a scientific method for figuring this out but we have found living on the side of a mountain, high up, this is more reliable. When we start to see the rainbows on the side of the living room wall we know it is Spring. The calender may give us a date when it starts based on an equinox but this is a better indicator for us. It has proven far more reliable than a date on the calendar. The Robins are back, the rainbows are out, the trees are starting to produce buds, and the snow is melting. Looks to me like it is Spring.