Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day

Growing up, my family wasn't one for celebrating every little holiday.  But I can remember how we looked forward to knowing if spring would come early or not (usually not!) with the arrival of Groundhog Day.  :-)  Oh, the mystical forsight of the Groundhog--what great power he holds!!

So  what does 2012 have in store for us?  Why it will be 6 more weeks of winter according to Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil who saw his shadow bright and early this morning.   

And a ray of hope...  Staten Island Chuck didn't see his shadow today.

(Punxsutawney Phil) Gene J. Puskar/AP

Oh the conflict!!!  It's just SO wrong!!  But I think that Mike Johnston, vice president of the Inner Circle (for Punxsutawney Phil) says it best...
"He's never been wrong." Phil is "incapable of error," he said, because the groundhog smartly avoids being site-specific in his prognostications.  "If Phil predicts six more weeks of winter", said Johnston, "I guarantee you someone's going to have six more weeks of winter."
And there you have it!!  Ha Ha!!


Tombstone Livestock said...

Ole Pux pulling a Jimmy Buffet defense ... like it's 5 o'clock somewhere? LOL, it's still a fun tradition.

Happy Groundhogs Day

Chatty Crone said...

Haha and I am sure someone will! sandie