Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Ground Hogs Day!

More Ground Hog Romance
Originally uploaded by Kevin Aron

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning. If we are to believe Phil, spring should come early this year. I sure hope his prediction is correct. It would be nice to have the continuous dumping of snow here in southern New England stop, or at least, come with less frequency.

Did you know Phil is not the only shadow watching predictor of spring? Apparently, there are quite a few busy ground hogs on February 2nd:

Buckeye Chuck of Marion, Ohio
General Beauregard Lee resides outside of Alanta, Georgia
Charles G. Hogg (Staten Island Chuck) of Staten Island, New York
Wiarton Willie from Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario
Shubenacadie Sam of Nova Scotia

If you click on the cute photo of the two ground hogs, you'll be linked to the photostream of the photographer on Flickr. He has a few more Ground Hog romance photos.

Here are some photos from the day after the January 27th storm; officially 18.5 inches. From left to right: 1. The view from our kitchen window, which is 4.5 feet from the ground. 2. Our deck 3. Our sidewalk and driveway.
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5. Cat with pinecone tail. 6. Door decoration made prettier with a touch of snow. 7. Shoveling sidewalk and driveway. Can you see hubby in the distance?

Shadow or not, It will be a long while before the snow melts, the wetness dries, and I am out in my garden. At this time, I welcome the thought of Punxutawny Phil's cousin's, bunnies, and deer invading my summer garden.


Art and Sew Forth said...

You have such a pretty place! Even though winter is wicked, it sure left it's mark of beauty for you!

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

Yes, that sure is pretty.

christie said...

The snow is definitely pretty, but I'm so over winter! I'm ready for summer and the beach!

SassySashadoxie said...

Sasha the wiener dog here is very happy the ground hog didn't see his shadow. Spring is on its way. Yip yap furray! Not fond of the cold white stuff myself. Oh, and grandpa put his snow sucker blower thing away so that is a good sign right?

Michele Lynch Art said...

Oh boy! Most of it missed us somehow! We mainly got the sleet and freezing rain! Yup you will be digging out for some time! Stay warm, and dry! xo Michele

AngelPups said...

Oh, we are praying Phil is right....I don't know who is more stir crazy...Me or the pups! Please bring Spring!!

poodlelounge said...

very pretty indeed...however...brrrrrring on spring !!

Tisha said...

Simply beautiful. Brings to mind a toasty fire, a big bowl of chili, and a good book or puzzle. I would love to see a snow like that some day, but I don't think it will happen in southeast TN.