through the lens: signs of snow?

Looking at the inside of these persimmon nuts, and believing that certain signs of nature foretell the severity of the upcoming winter, we should have a few wet snows ahead based on the spoon shape within the nut slices. Are such signs of nature a valid indicator? Are there other indicators within nature that you follow to get a read on the severity of an upcoming winter? Is all this simply nonsense? Tell us what you think: call presstalk at 671-TALK or e-mail presstalk@farragutpress.com/