February 02, 2014


February 2, 2014 Photo (033/365):  "Crêpes"

C'est la Chandeleur:
La Fête de la Lumière 
et le jour des crêpes. 

Wouldn't you rather eat crêpes than wait
for the Groundhog to see his shadow?

Before enjoying your crêpes, 
hold a gold coin in your dominant hand 
and flip the crêpe with your other hand.
Make a wish and catch the crêpe in the pan.
If you succeed, your wish should come true 
and your home will be bless with prosperity.

So much more fun! Yet la Chandeleur
also comes with weather predictions:

À la Chandeleur, l'hiver cesse ou reprend vigueur
On Candlemas, winter ends or strengthens

À la Chandeleur, le jour croît de deux heures
On Candlemas, the day grows by two hours

Chandeleur couverte, quarante jours de perte
Candlemas covered (in snow), forty days lost

Rosée à la Chandeleur, hiver à sa dernière heure
Dew on Candlemas, winter at its final hour

Today was was sunny and cold, 
so we are in for forty more days of winter. 
The Groundhog confirmed it.

Only 40 more days of Wisconsin winter? If only...

Crêpes at Benelux in the Third Ward: Bon appétit!