I remember learning this little saying about the month of March as a kid-- and this March it is proving it is true!
Our winter here has been, thankfully and surprisingly, pretty mild. It's been chilly, but nowhere near as cold as consistently as I have come to expect. And we have had very little of another little joy I associate with winter here-- wind! It has been said that the wind in Aberdeen is a lazy one: it can't be bothered to go around you, so it goes straight through you. Boy oh boy is that the truth! Sometimes, it's so strong that I can't move forward against it... I just lean into it, and then topple over when it dies suddenly. =) There have been disturbing stories, as well, about the wind blowing people into traffic when it gusts up and I have been on the receiving end of those gusts, so I believe it! I try to stay as far from the street as I can, just in case.
The winter, as I said, has been pretty mild, but so far March has been wild! It's been colder and windier than the rest of the winter all together. And yesterday was the worst. It was horrible! And we got off easy here; down south in England and Wales they were hammered with gale force winds, lashing rain AND flooding. I just had cold, rain and wind... but that was more than enough, thank you very much. I wish I could share with you just what it's like, being out in that... but I can't. I guess you'll just have to imagine, ha. I have a few of Barb's pictures from when we spent one very windy day out around Torry Battery last June, and I think there are some pictures that might do it justice. =)
Yes, I'm wearing a hat in June-- it was so cold that day, but nothing near what it was yesterday. And the sky wasn't this blue at all. It was all grey and rain slanting in sideways and miserable. But I don't have a picture handy to show that... and these pictures only give you a very dim glimpse as to what the wind was like. Imagine this, but worse. Seriously.
I can only hope that the second half of the phrase is as true as the first... so I'll keep you posted. ;)