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F&R Cartoon: Hand pass (yonkoma #4)

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! Canucks won the first round of play-off!!!!!!!!!
To celebrate, a little yonkoma, not specially related, the game was quite correct LOL
Hand pass, yonkoma


26th Apr, 2010 23:41 (UTC)
Good to see you popping in! How is spring going in your neighborhood/backyard? Here, we've just passed the cherry blossom season and now dogwoods, rhododendrons and wisteria are starting to bloom.
3rd May, 2010 08:20 (UTC)
We had more than a week of almost summer time, but now the temperatures are dropping again. Tulips are almost done, the lilacs are in full blossom, and the wild rose bloomed yesterday... We have many primroses this year, due to the good work of our gardener Béatrice who takes good care of the soil.
I wanted to watch the "cherry flowers falling like a snow" but they just fell here and there w/o anything spectacular! Same goes for the mirabelle-tree (small yellow plums) that's close. The "red moon" (full moon after Easter) wasn't harsh, but we still have the "ice saints" coming (11th to 13th of May). Let's wait and see...
3rd May, 2010 19:25 (UTC)
When our cherry blossoms fell, it was very windy, so we got a wonderful show of pink cherry 'snow' falling and drifting into piles on the street. What are 'ice saints'?
3rd May, 2010 21:15 (UTC)
Ah, the "ice saints". As you lived once in Spain, I don't need to remind you that each day in Catholic tradition countries is devoted to one (or several) saint(s). A change made by clerical authorities (in 1960) "moved" a lot of saints from the day they were worshiped to another one, more historically appropriate, and even suppressed some whose real life hadn't been proved. But lore had many meteorological sayings referring to saints, ie to "their" own day, so they can be un-understandable now... Those "ice saints" are rather observed at the North of the Loire river, the climate being sweeter in the South of France, where there are other sayings of the same kind.
So, before those changes, 11th, 12th and 13th of May were devoted to Saint Mamert, Saint Pancrace and Saint Servais (sometimes mixed-up with Saint Gervais). Those days are said to be often exceptionally cold, even freezing at night, being a threat to fruit trees in the bloom. In French the words are saints de glace.
Wikipedia quote Rabelais who already wrote, "saints gresleurs, geleurs et gasteurs de bourgeons" ("grailer, freezer and buds-spoiler saints").
Sometimes a fourth "ice saint" is added to the list, Saint Urbain (May 23rd).
All the same, the "red moon" (lune rousse), is the first full moon after Easter Day. If that night is cloudless (and it's usually is), it can freeze the flowers on trees and destroy further fruits.


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