Monday, February 02, 2009

Metzger Myron

(this was not taken on Ground Hog's Day and Myron is not a ground hog)

Happy Ground Hog's Day! Tradition says that if Punxatawney Phil sees his shadow on this date, there will be six more weeks of winter. Let's see...February 2nd. Add six weeks and that puts us at mid March. Right around the time of Spring Equinox.

So if Phil sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter. And if he doesn't? We have about six more weeks of winter--maybe seven. At this point, I'll take six instead of seven. Bring on the sun!

Song running through my head: Look, Here Comes the Sun by The Sunshine Company


kath said...

I will admit that I never understood this theory. Metzger Myron makes just as much sense. It's snowing here and it will stop and spring will come (eventually)

Carrie Wilson Link said...

First I'm hearing that the groundhog has a name. And doesn't he see his flippin' shadow 100% of the time? Whatev.

Anonymous said...

No, he is not a groundhog, but he looks like a very well-fed squirrel who is lucky to dine on your deck! And winter will be over when it decides to be no matter who sees whose shadow! As for me, it can't end too soon here in Wyoming!