Friday, February 15, 2008

What about the groundhog?

(ozoni11's photos)

Here it is, the 15th of February, 2008. I live in southwest Michigan and we are in the throes of winter. As a child, I loved the winter time. The sledding, building snowmen and snow forts, snowball fights, making angels in the snow and ice skating. That was then………..now back to real life at the age of almost 62 (unless you’re dyslexic, then I’m only almost 26)!

It’s cold out there. It’s 8:30 PM and the temp is 14º. There is no wind tonight (yet anyway) so there is no windchill to report. Last weekend our temperatures were in the single digits with wind gusts between 40-50 mph, making the windchill at times -23º……..now that’s cold!

On February 2nd, someone a long time ago decided that if the little groundhog saw his shadow on that day, we would have 6 more weeks of winter. Where in the world they (whom ever ‘they’ are) came up with this theory is beyond my comprehension. If groundhogs can predict the weather, why do we need meteorologist? And I was taught in school that groundhogs were some of those animals that hibernate for the winter. That being the case, how could he see his shadow if he’s asleep? I’ll tell you how. Those same ‘they’s’ decided they should wake him up instead of letting him sleep!

I think we should just leave the poor little guy alone and let him sleep. At least he won’t see his shadow and maybe, just maybe, we won’t have six more weeks of winter. Maybe spring would come early, although I don’t put much trust in the whole theory anyway, but we could give it a try……………at least once!

10 comments:

janeywan said...

Those folks in Punksatony Pa need to make some money somehow. I say let the little ------- sleep too.

martie said...

Glad you're with me on this one, janeywan! We gotta stick together!!!! LOL

Ame said...

I'm dyslexic ;) tehehehehehehe

Shawny Sun said...

Poor little badger. Okay so he's not a badger but I like calling him that. I bet he feels picked upon. I say let's see if a rabbit sees its shadow. I like bunnies!

Hugs

Smalltown RN said...

OH I feel your pain....the snow is gone....just up on the moutains....lots of it there....but it has been cold,and windy....yes I have had just about enough of winter as well.....

Hope you have a great weekend my friend....cheers...

Lori said...

Funny....I just referred to the ole groundhog in the post I just put up! And I must say, I LOVE that movie!

It has been a cold and snowy winter...but just think about how wonderful spring is going to look!

Renee said...

Wow, that's cold, Martie! WAY too cold for me.

chesneygirl said...

After just returning from the Caribbean I'm having a really tough time dealing with this weather today!!

Have you ever heard Tim McGraw's song "Who Are They?" It's a pretty cute song!... and very true! :)

Smalltown RN said...

Hello darlin....how r u? Just checkin in to see what's new over at your blog....hope life is treating you well...chat soon...I hope!!!

Pearl said...

Ya know I always thought bugging that little guy for a weather forcast was cruel.
That is why they pay the big bucks to the meteorologists.lol

Hugs,