“Ash before oak, in for a soak,
Oak before Ash, in for a splash!”
The above quote is a familiar country saying especially in west coast of scotland. If the Ash tree;s leaves come out before the oak tree then the summer is predicted to be a wet one. On the other hand however, if the oak tree blooms before the ash then there will only be a splash of rain during the summer. Meaning that it is going to a good one. This is another country saying which may or may not turn out to be true. But, as it happens this year the Oak’s leaves have come out before the Ash, so at last this we are due for a good summer, according to the trees anyway!