Thursday, February 02, 2012

Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil

Today is Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney where Phil the Groundhog comes out of his burrow.  Now if he sees his shadow it means another six weeks of winter and if he doesn't we get an early spring.  

This is one of those traditions which has lots of supporters at the accuracy of Phil's predictions and lots of critics who think it is a load of hogwash (that's groundhog wash!!!).  However sometimes it is correct and sometimes it isn't.  Last year he did not see his shadow and we got an early spring.  This year he saw lots of shadows so we will have another six weeks of winter.

I love these traditions I think its what makes us human.  So thank you Phil for your prediction and I will keep wrapped up warm with my quilt and mug of hot chocolate.

Susie x