The Blustery Day (508 Pieces) Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

The Blustery Day (508 Pieces) Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

We've all probably heard the old proverb that March comes "in like a Lion, out like a lamb" before. But...
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We've all probably heard the old proverb that March comes "in like a Lion, out like a lamb" before. But where does it come from, and more than that, is it true? 

One of the earliest citations is in Thomas Fuller's 1732 compendium, Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs; Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient, Modern, Foreign, and British

As it turns out, there are a few origin theories. There are the stars, for one. Some suggest the saying comes from an astronomical connection. For example, in March, the Leo zodiac is the rising sign; when we reach April, it is a ram.

Another theory gives the saying a biblical origin.

Jesus's first appearance was as the sacrificial lamb. But it was foretold that he would return as the Lion of Judah, hence those symbolic animals. This may also stem from the Easter holiday between late March and April. 

March is also the month for "Springing Forward," as we change our clocks for daylight savings.

According to the Farmers' Almanac, the weather folklore stems from ancestral beliefs in balance, meaning if the weather at the start of March was bad (roaring, like a roaring lion), the month should end with good weather (gentle, like a lamb).

The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the subject of the painting, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.

Please Note: The original image for this puzzle was painted on canvas and so you may see brush strokes on the image.

  • Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
  • Number of Puzzle Pieces: 508
  • Completed Puzzle Size: 15" X 15"
  • Artist: Lisa Graa Jensen
  • Serial #: NP23-508-587
  • Wood Thickness: 4mm
  • Cut Style: Victorian
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Made in the USA
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