Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping for an early Spring (Harriet, Firefly, Elizabeth, Nikki…the list goes on…) But from our local news here in PA:
Groundhog: Expect 6 More Weeks Of Winter
Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow
POSTED: 7:42 am EST February 2, 2009
UPDATED: 7:58 am EST February 2, 2009
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — The world’s most famous groundhog has seen his shadow which, legend has it, means we can expect six more weeks of winter.Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast was announced in front of thousands of revelers gathered at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Considering those that are ‘they’ are ‘calling’ whomever they ‘call’ for the weather are telling us to expect rain-changing-to-snow today, and more snow tomorrow, I kind of thought maybe good old Phil would be scared by his shadow.
BUT the question remains – how does a stuffed groundhog ‘see’ his shadow? And how about all those lights they set up for this huge media event come into play with him seeing or not seeing his shadow? Does it come down to flipping a coin, perhaps, for the powers that be to make their final decision on more winter, or early spring? Does make one wonder…
Sorry for the disappointment for all my cool bloggy friends… You know I’m not that unhappy about it, considering Mother Nature has gypped the Princess Nagger by not giving her the snow she so wants for her snowman making, her snow angel making, and her intent to inundate Dada with multitudes of snowballs. But since Mother Nature keeps pulling a fast one on us and giving us oddball more-warmish-than-cold winter weather instead of ‘normal’ winter weather, y’all are welcome to come hang out here – it’s sunny today, though cold, so that rain-into-snow they’re ‘calling’ for? Probably going to head on over to everyone else that has had enough this winter. 😉 I’m sure I’ll get a lot of ‘Bite Me’ responses today… (evil grin!)