Predictions From Punxsutawney Pennsylvania

A groundhog next to the message Happy Groundhog Day from Punxsutawney PhilEvery mile is two in winter.  ~George Herbert

The infamous rodent of Punxsutawney, PA has once again seen his shadow at this morning’s festivities and predicts six more weeks of winter.

The history of this 131-year-old custom is a great example of actual fake news

But, people hold tightly to traditions and long-held beliefs for a variety of reasons; the scientific facts not being one of them!

Despite Phil’s announcement, I’m predicting ten more weeks of winter. March comes in like a lion and sometimes goes out that way. I don’t feel we’ve seen the last of winter until we’re safely into April. 

In the meantime, stay warm!  🙂


Winter Sunset

Winter sunset with silhouettes of trees and shadows on snow

What a severe yet master artist old Winter is…No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel. ~John Burroughs


Photo Finish Friday

Winter Trees W

Winter Trees ~ Buhl Park ~ February 2016