A ready way to reckon with the weather, according to an old boy Thoreau knew. Can’t really go wrong with this formula.
Old John Nutting used to say, “when it is cold it is a sign it’s going to be warm,” and “When it’s warm it’s a sign it’s going to be cold.” 22 Jan 1857.
Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 434
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