Thursday, 1 February 2007

GROUNDHOG DAY - 2nd February



As I loved the film so much just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Day is a traditional festival celebrated in the United States, Canada and parts of Australia (particularly in South Australia, in the region in and around the capital city of Adelaide) on February 2. It is a cross-quarter day, midway between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox.
In traditional weather lore, if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weathe is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run back into its hole, and the winter will continue for six more weeks.

7 comments:

Gledwood said...

O! So THAT's what groundhog day is all about..!.. I'd never seen the film.

PS If you want to see picures of a squirrel thinking it's a puppy you can see them at tkwhite.blogspot.com
If I've got that wrong the blog is listed on mine as Raymi's Mum.

Really entertaining photos.

Gledwood said...

By the way I have to warn you there is a REAL mixture of fotos on that blog!!

Merle said...

Hi Ruth ~~ Glad to see some flowers in your garden even in Winter.
Thank you for your visit and I am glad yu enjoy the posts. I don't know
why it is hard to comment. I havr found that on even my brother's site as well as others. One day, Blogger might get it all fixed. Thank you and
take care. Love, Merle.

Mauigirl52 said...

Reporting here from metro New Jersey that neither local groundhog (Staten Island Chuck or the more famous Puxatawney Phil) saw his shadow. Therefore, for once, spring is going to be early this yeawr!

RUTH said...

That's good news Maugirl...let's hope the early Spring comes to us too.

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