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REFLECTION OF FOG. When people walk in a deep white fog by night with a lanthorn, if they will turn their backs to the light, they will see their shades impressed on the fog in rude gigantic proportions. This phenomenon seems not to have been attended to, but implies the great density of the meteor at that juncture.-WHITE.
June 4th, 1783. Fast honey dews this week. The reason of these seem to be, that in hot days the effluvia of flowers are drawn up by a brisk evaporation, and then in the night fall down with the dews with which they are entangled.
This clammy substance is very grateful to bees, who gather it with great assiduity, but it is injurious to the trees on which it happens to fall, by stopping the pores of the leaves. The greatest quantity falls in still close weather; because winds disperse it, and copious dews dilute it, and prevent its ill effects. It falls mostly in hazy warm weather.—WHITE.
After a bright night and vast dew, the sky usually becomes cloudy by eleven or twelve o'clock in the afternoon, and clear again towards the decline of the day. The reason seems to be, that the dew, drawn up by evaporation, occasions the clouds; which, towards evening, being no longer rendered buoyant by the warmth of the sun, melt away, and fall down again in dews. If clouds are watched in a still warm evening, they will be seen to melt away
DRIPPING WEATHER AFTER DROUGHT,
No one that has not attended to such matters, and taken down remarks, can be aware how much ten days' dripping weather will influence the growth of grass or corn after a severe dry season. This present summer, 1776, yielded a remarkable instance : for till the 30th May the fields were burnt up and naked, and the barley not half out of the ground; but now, June 10th, there is an agreeable prospect of plenty.-- WHITE.
November 1st, 1787. The N. aurora made a particular appearance, forming itself into a broad, red, fiery belt, which extended from E. to W. across the welkin : but the moon rising at about ten o'clock, in unclouded majesty, in the E., put an end to this grand but awful meteorous phenomenon.-WHITE.
BLACK SPRING, 1771.
Dr. Johnson says, that "in 1771 the season was so severe in the island of Skye, that it is remembered by the name of the black spring.' The snow, which seldom lies at all, covered the ground for eight weeks, many cattle died, and those that survived were so emaciated that they did not require the male at the usual season.” The case was just the same with us here in the south ; never were so many barren cows known as in the spring following that dreadful period. Whole dairies missed being in calf together.
At the end of March the face of the earth was naked to a surprising degree. Wheat hardly to be seen, and no signs of any grass; turnips all gone, and sheep in a starving way. All provisions rising in price. Farmers cannot sow for want of rain.—WHITE
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