Monday, February 2, 2015

GOOD OLE PUNXSUTAWNEY

Groundhog Day  is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore here in Pennsylvania, if it is cloudy when groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.
 
 
I have the feeling the damn critter will stay in his hole today.

21 comments:

  1. Cute poster!!!! I always loved that folklore. Its a silly example of it, but its nice to think that some heed is still given to the natural world, seasonal cycles, and animal activities being a sign of changes in the weather.

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  2. Much more fun reading about Ground Hog Day than the Super Bowl! The post has also brought a fond memory to mind. Years ago when one of my kids was just a toddler and we had a large field behind our house, we were taking a walk when a furry critter ambled into the woods. "Look Mommy, there's a ground chuck!"

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  3. do you think phil will fancy a G&T since he is being awakened at the asscrack of dawn to "predict" the weather?

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    1. G&T? I think today he'll come out and tell everyone to go to hell, break wind and go back to sleep for another six weeks. And could you blame him?

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  4. Oh how adorable!!!!! These groundhogs kind of looks like oversized guinea pigs

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    1. I don't know. He may take offense to be compared to a pig.

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  5. We definitely celebrate Groundhog Day here in NYC. Staten Island is the residence of Staten Island Chuck, a feisty little critter who lives in the zoo and who took a chunk out of Mayor Bloomberg's finger years ago. HA! It was all over the papers that Chunk is a longtime Democrat.

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    1. Who would have thought that even groundhogs had political leanings?

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  6. I just adore anything to do with this classic folk holiday! The movie was my first introduction many years ago and I have been fascinated ever since (we don't have it here).

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    1. I would agree it is probably most popular in Pennsylvania. And I have never been to the town yet where they host this event.

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    2. neither have I. and (believe it or don't) the movie used a town in INDIANA to represent PENNSYLVANIA! blasphemy!

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  7. Oh Phil. Back in your hole, winter's sticking around.

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    1. Yes....... Six more weeks indeed! I am not complaining as I love me some sweater weather.

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  8. Happy Groundhog Day! It's certainly one of those holidays that just seems to slip by before you even have a chance to consider it, but a worthwhile and fun one none-the-less

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    1. I agree Gretchen, its one of those days that can whiz on by before you knew it was here!

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  9. Yeah, he's probably hung over after the Superbowl yesterday.

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    1. go read my spouse's blog (arteejee.blogspot.com) to get the downlow on phil's big day!

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  10. I had no idea groundhog day was really a thing when I was younger . I just thought it was something made up for the movie. After that a found out.

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  11. After this morning, I'd give a rat's ass if he ever came out of that hole.

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