Saturday, February 2, 2008

Six More Weeks of Winter


The famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil , of Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, declared this morning at sunrise before an estimated 30,000 hardy viewers, the following:

"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me.Six more weeks of winter it will be!"

Goundhog Day has been held in Punxsutawney, PA at Gobbler's Knob since 1887, and is based mainly on a German superstition that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow February 2 -- the Christian holiday of Candlemas -- winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will be early.

In any event, it is only 46 days until Spring -- March 20, 2008!

8 comments:

Mermaid Queen said...

Thanks for stopping by! It's raining here in California, and I look forward to the flowers of Spring this year. Take care. ~Martha

Junie Moon said...

We're a lot luckier here in Tucson than most folks in other areas of the world, our weather is much less prone to severe cold and we are blessed with sunny weather.

Loretta said...

Happy Groundhog Day!

Sorry you missed the TT class and I do hope you are feeling better. Take care of that cough and drink lots of tea with honey and use zinc lozenges.

Best of midwinter!

Loretta

daydreamstudios said...

So glad you stopped by my blog for your chance to win the journals.
Karla

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Thanks for stopping by my giveaway! I am so ready for Spring, so I wish old Phil had predicted the other way! The cauliflower soup look so good, I swear I can almost smell it! Toodles..Angie

Pat said...

I'm honored to win your award, June! I left a comment on your blog which absolutely makes my day, also. :-) Thanks!

Rosa said...

Yay! CanNOT wait!!!

~*~Tamy & the SGT~*~ said...

I'd love only 6 weeks, here in the UP they're saying 8 weeks. I'm new to the area, but they say it's a 'cultural' thing around here.