Today is Ground Hog Day where a certain pudgy rodent named Punxsutawney Phil from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania will predict whether Spring will be arriving early. Here’s a little background on this event celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, according to Wikipedia:
“A select group, called the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, takes care of Phil year-round and also plans the annual ceremony. Members of the Inner Circle are recognizable by their top hats and tuxedos. The Vice President of the Inner Circle prepares two scrolls in advance of the actual ceremony, one proclaiming six more weeks of winter and one proclaiming an early spring. At day break, on February 2, Punxsutawney Phil awakens from his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob, is helped to the top of the stump by his handlers, and explains to the President of the Inner Circle, in a language known as “Groundhogese”, whether or not he has seen his shadow. The President of the Inner Circle, the only person able to understand Groundhogese through his possession of an ancient acacia wood cane, then interprets Phil’s message, and directs the Vice President to read the proper scroll to the anxiously anticipating crowd gathered on Gobbler’s Knob and the masses of “phaithful phollowers” tuned in to live broadcasts around the world.”
Even though Phil is a rodent and not a meteorologist, when you’re dreaming of Springtime, it’s probably a fun diversion to take one’s mind off Winter thinking this way.
We’re predicting a pawsome weekend and hope yours is beyond grand.
Live, love, bark❣
41 thoughts on “Ground Hog Friday”
At least it gives the weathermen a one day break from all of us crabbing at them about the weather! LOL
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a job where you could screw up 60% of the time even with all those Doppler gadgets available? 😆
We never believe Phil. Our last frost is usually around Good Friday every year.
I love that little rat. It’s just a fun silly little tradition here in the Keystone state. (Oh, and I can neither confirm nor deny that I am a card-carrying member of Phil’s Phan Club.)
Rock on Philly-girl! Rock on.
We are having a mild winter so we were OK either way.
Keep Calm & Bark On!
Murphy & Stanley
We are already feeling like spring here – so much for the groundhog
Hazel & Mabel
Because we haven’t had much of a winter and it’s been unseasonably warm, daffodils are starting an early appearance. Some are over 4″ tall for the past couple of weeks. Yikes!
Hehehehe. Though TECHNICALLY speaking, the ground hog is only incidental. It could be a toaster … a black furry ninja … if the object makes a shadow … it’s really up to the sun/clouds. Yes, I take everything just a TEENY BIT too literally. Though I did like that image of a certain floofy black ninja in the groundhog’s role 😉
If poor Phil ever met the Ninja, he would be chased away and she have thought she won a bonanza-sized squirrel lottery. 😆
Autumn (Fall to you) begins here in South Australia on the 1st March and ends on 31st May. I’d be happy to bring the wine..
☺️ Pawfect. Red, hopefully.
But of course – Limestone Coast Shiraz.
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That meme is hilarious. In related news, at least once a year we have the chance to have a correct forecast.
It always cracks me up how silly this whole thing is. 😄
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Perhaps he’s afraid of his own shadow & it has nothing to do with winter at all. 😉
He’s just an attention gopher. 😂
I never understood why seeing his shadow meant more winter. You would think it would be just the opposite. I am more que será, será.
Considering spring officially starts in March, coincidently 6 weeks from now. We humans are somewhat gullible.😊
Guess it’s nest best thing to having Hallmark create cards for it. Um yes, I am somewhat of a cynic. ☺️
There are actually Hallmark cards for GHD????
I’m sure there are-they have cards for everything else! 😳
Is this the day we eat donuts? I better have some just in case! 🙂
Haha. I think I like your calendar better!
Food days are the best. Pesky rodents, especially if they are predicting more winter are the worst!
Not liking the ground hogs prediction this year. blah
Give me the groundhog every time…
Whether it’s groundhogs or unicorns, count me in. 😊
It’s got to be hard to see a shadow when hundreds of guys in formal wear are standing around you…
No wonder he mostly calls for more winter-he just wants to be left alone by humans and wants to snooze away the rest of winter in peace.
I had a solution for all that… we could eat the groundhog, spring starts anyway in 6 weeks… at least in the calendar :o) how about groundhog au fur with princess potatoes and glaced carrots?
Ha! I’ll bring the dessert. 🍰