Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What is the old wive's tale about fuzzy caterpillars and winter?


Saw this big fuzzy fella out in the back yard yesterday and put him on the mums for photo purposes. He was as big and fuzzy as a Tom Selleck moustache. So, tell me, does anyone remember what is that old wive's tale about fuzzy caterpillars and how bad the winter will be coming up? I can't remember.
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9 comments:

carmar76 said...

I don't remember the tale, but that caterpillar reminds me of the one in Labyrinth! The one w/ the British accent.... : )

CarrieMarie

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Oh that is such a cool Caterpillar, never seen one that colour before!

TROLL Y2K said...

El Nino says everything South and East of you will be wetter and colder than average this Winter.

As for OKC, you're kind of between systems.

moi said...

I don't remember the wives tale, but I do hear we're expected to get biatch slapped by El Nino over here in Nuevo Mexico. So, what do you think? That lil' feller have time to turn into a butterfly before frost?

Boxer said...

all El Nino means for the Pacific Northwest is; another month of rain. That brings us up to 13.

K9 said...

how wonderful! ive never seen one so blue. im glad it will be colder. we need to kill bugs in the south. and, i like winter

fishy said...

I am not generally fond of creepy crawley things, but the color on this one is spectacular on that bloom!
Splash on over to my place for your thank you note.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Kentucky and we used caterpillars to deside if the winter was going to be mild or harsh!! The grandpas and grandmas in that area said the darker the caterpillars the worse the winter. I personally think it is a old wise tell, but they swear by it.

Anonymous said...

In the area I grew up in " Eastern Kentucky" they would use caterpillars to deside how mild or harsh the winter would be. The darker the caterpillars the worse the winter. I personally think this to be an old wise tell, but they swear by it.