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Initial post: 22 Jun 2012, 06:48:58 BST
Mornin' all from South Lanarkshire where it is wet, wet, wet.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 06:50:58 BST
Cruise Queen says:
morning from Derby.. drizzly here today, got to go to work so will catch up with the freebies later.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 06:54:56 BST
CBRetriever says:
and it's a fine brisk (whatever happened to summer?) morning here

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:03:22 BST
brenda says:
o my goodness more rain here again no work today so can spend time reading and looking for more free books to add to my ever increasing collection thanks to all of you that post the books for the rest of us

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012, 07:11:46 BST
Denis Powell says:
Wet, wet, wet, sums it up for South East Wales too. It sounds as if the guttering is overflowing which means I'll have to put the ladders up - or I could stay in bed ;-)

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:25:44 BST
Suze says:
Morning all, it's just gloomy here and not doing anything much.
Denis, I'd stay in bed, and clean the gutters out on a dry day - that's if we ever get another dry day.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:26:02 BST
willie wit says:
Stay in bed Denis - it is much safer... How long before they talk of an 'indian summer' on the news ?


Rain Rain Beautiful Rain

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:36:09 BST
FSamuel says:
Good morning all. No rain as for now in East London, but grey, grey , grey. Most probably it will rain later. Brrr, I am cold too this morning. Oh, and apparently no buses this morning, so, the children cannot go to school. They tried to look mortified but I could see they were not. :) I told them to go back to sleep.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:40:31 BST
Rokkan_HVN says:
Heard something about an Indian summer on telly last week. Will believe it when I see it!

Morning all from wet and not-so-windy Leeds, W. Yorks!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012, 07:44:47 BST
Suze says:
Thing is, we're not that bothered about the summer in India, we just want our summer :-)

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 07:49:39 BST
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2012, 07:50:04 BST
Pouring down in North Wales - wish I could stay home and read but need to face the weather to get to work!

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:00:47 BST
Joy B says:
Wet, Wild and Windy in Kent again!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012, 08:04:02 BST
CBRetriever says:
what is an Indian Summer considered to be in the UK?

in the US, it refers to a period in qutumn when the temperatures return to summer temperatures for a brief period

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:05:59 BST
Well here its a period in the autum where we have weather that is much better than thhe actual summer was!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012, 08:07:56 BST
Suze says:
Wonder why they called it an indian summer though, rather than 2nd summer or something equally daft.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:10:20 BST
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2012, 08:10:41 BST
Are you ready for this Suze?

The etymology of 'Indian summer'
expression 'Indian summer' has been used for more than two centuries. The earliest known use was by French-American writer John Hector St. John de Crevecoeur in rural New York in 1778: "Then a severe frost succeeds which prepares it to receive the voluminous coat of snow which is soon to follow; though it is often preceded by a short interval of smoke and mildness, called the Indian Summer." There are several theories as to its etymology:

In Colonial New England and New York, Indian Summer referred only to a January thaw, when American Indian raiding parties could be expected in the western and northern areas: the ground had briefly lost its snow cover so tracking the Native American raiders back to their winter camps was much more difficult for the Colonials.
In The Americans: The Colonial Experience, Daniel J. Boorstin speculates that the term originated from raids on European colonies by American Indian war parties; these raids usually ended in late autumn (due to snow covered ground), hence summer-like weather in the late fall and mid winter was an Indian Summer, a time raiding parties could be expected.
Two other known uses of the term in the 18th century are from accounts kept by two army officers leading retaliation expeditions against Indians for winter raiding parties on settlers in Ohio and Indiana in 1790, and Pennsylvania in 1794.[2]
Catharine Parr Traill, in her account of her settler's life in Canada in the 1830s, "The Backwoods of Canada", reports an Indian summer was commonly believed to be caused by heat from forest fires set by First Nations peoples "beyond the larger lakes." She suggests that the Indian summer is a phenomenon owed to the heat produced by the fermentation of vegetation in the massive Canadian forests, an occurrence that she predicts would cease with settlement.[3]
It may be so named because this was the traditional period during which early American Indians harvested their crops of squash and corn.
In the same way that the expression 'Indian giver' was coined for people who take back presents they have bestowed, the phrase Indian summer may simply have been a way of saying "false summer". (However, some traditions maintain that "Indian giver" refers to the practice of giving gifts at the end of pow-wow to honor and support the receiver in living a good life. If the recipient fails to do so, the giver may take back the gift.)[4]
Tradition of NW tribes referring to "Indian Giver" was referred to as giving of gifts. For instance if an Indian was wearing a necklace or pair of buckskin gloves and another person openly admired one of these items, it was customary for the wearer to take off item and give to the admiring party

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012, 08:25:00 BST
CBRetriever says:
interesting - and americans automatically think of american indians when the term indian is used and sometimes use the term indian indians to refer to those from india

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:30:12 BST
Good morning from Wicklow, Ireland. Where i live they call it "the green garden of Ireland" I can tell you it is green indeed!!! and very very WET!!. I need a boat to go around the house and field, water every were. Constant rain sinds Tuesday. SUMMER, they can scrap that word It just does not exist anymore!

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:32:54 BST
Hannah says:
Happy first day of summer from Lincs, where it's cold, wet and windy............

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:40:27 BST
AD says:
good morning from cloudy Surrey. Im on my wayto Tooting for a hosp appt regarding poss getting a cochlear implant. not looking forward to it one bit

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012, 08:45:15 BST
I am in Dublin, Blackrock to be precise, and its very wet and green here too.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:58:46 BST
Scarlet Lady says:
Good Morning from Canary Wharf - Thanks for the Bus Strike have had to hitch a ride, train and DLR to get to work this morning and guess what No coat again!

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:07:11 BST
Campievanner says:
Well its tipping it down in Manchester.

Oh good Flaming June is here and we all have trench foot from wet feet.

Don't you just love Summer - We live in hope all Winter and then our hopes are dashed.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2012, 09:25:13 BST
Brian says:
Morning Stitch, oh but it's so much wetter, wetter, wetter here, and windy, windy too.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:29:29 BST
Scarlet Lady says:
Thank goodness its friday - whats the weather for the weekend - Dont tell me! More rain!
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