An entertaining mixture of weather facts and wisdom, a year's diary, and incidental information makes a good country pick-up book. For the author, and illustrator, watches his barograph and correlates it with air, cloud, storm, heat and cold, sun and moon -- outdoors and in. His inventory for twelve months includes Yankeeisms, the lost values of the past, findings on chairs, stoves, hinges, architecture, Sundays, nearby towns (Brookfield, New Milford, Danbury and Connecticut neighbors), origins of songs, sayings, nomenclature, and all sorts of other odds and ends. His observations, notes, and research into true and false adages, on the weather, are tied into his ""capsule course"" on the anatomy of the subject which introduces the book. A pleasant companion book to weather study, this should keep any barometer watcher well occupied.