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Woolly Bully

Category: Weather | Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:45 pm

The weather here in Maryland today feels like Spring, we are even going to get some showers this week. Where has this month gone??? It is already the end of November!! With this in mind, I started to remember the snows of last year and decided to descend outside to start planning some winter projects. (such as winter sowing :-) I was thinking about vegetables and all, being that is Thanksgiving:-) I was planning and straightening up outside when behind a planter I found the carcass of a Woolly Bear Caterpillar.(RIP) For those that are not familiar with the species it is the larval stage of the Isabella moth. It has black and brown stripes and looks as if it is wearing an expensive sweater! Well as superstition goes, they can predict the forecast for winter with the black stripes on the ends of the Caterpillar. Short stripes of black = light winter weather and longer stripes of black = Harsher winter weather. Well my deceased furry friend was all black!! What does that forecast for our winter?!?! Then it hit me, the song, "Woolly Bully,....Watch it now, watch it!"

(Please forgive me for getting this song stuck in your head. :-))

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glendann wrote on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:12 pm:

That use to be one of my favorite songs.I think of it every time I see a wooley bear.I never heard of the superstition but the song now makes sense.I also think back to this same time of Does your Does Your Chewing Gum Loose Its flavor also Purple People Eaters.ROFL
This takes me back to 1961.
I met my Johnny and married him in 1961.


Zinnia wrote on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:36 am:

I don't think the song has anything to do with the Caterpillar..I was just being silly b/c I think of that song as well every time I see one too! I have heard of Purple People Eaters, but not familiar with the other song. I will be turning 31 years old in Dec., my Dad always says I was born in the wrong era, I have an old soul:-) I am glad it brings back some memories for you. I listen to a lot of older stuff like Dylan, The Band, Mommas and the Papas, Clapton, Journey, Santana,Bob Marley,Fleetwood Mac,Van Morrison etc etc.

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