Monday, June 27, 2005

Siebenschläfertag

June 27 is the German version of groundhog day. If it rains on seven-sleeper day, then it will rain for seven weeks more. The etymology supposedly derives from seven saints who slept in the cave of Ephesus for 195 years. But confusingly, a siebenschläfer is also a squirrel-like rodent which is active only in the summer months.

In any case it was sunny today.

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