Thursday, February 02, 2006

6 More Weeks of Winter

Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter!




Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/06 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Around the country there are many imitators of me.

In Harrisburg there is Gus who appears on TV
working for the lottery.

Then all around town,
Cute groundhog statues abound.
They all look like me, I found.

Today on the Knob as I'm doing my job,
I don't like this likeness of me.

It's my shadow I see. Six more weeks of mild winter there will be.



Groundhog Day

A traditional festival celebrated in the USA and Canada on February 2.

Tradition states that one must observe a groundhog's burrow on this day. If the groundhog emerges and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end;

However, if the groundhog sees its shadow because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run back into its hole, and the winter will continue for six more weeks.

6 comments:

Thao said...

I wish Houston could have a little more cold "winter" weather. It's starting to get really warm here and it's only Feb. UGH!

Tara Nicole <"3 )~ said...

A few facts to add to your AWESOME post!

"Punxsutawney Phil" is pulled from his hole every Feb. 2 in Punxsatuaney ("Punxsy" to the locals), Pennsylvania! Punxy is only 45 minutes from Indiana, PA (ME!) and 2 hours from Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!). What does Phil do the rest of the year? He has his own museum with a zoo just for him inside!

And why does Phil always see his shadow? All of the lights from the camera crews and to combat the darkness (they pull him out dreadfully early) cause him to see his shadow every year! :)

Come on out sometime and join in the fun! haha!

<"3 )~

Big Gay Sam said...

I'm about ready to sell my soul for a little warm weather.

I can't wait for Spring... with allergies.. and tornados... and killer insects..

wait, what was I talking about again?

Sarah said...

I like winter - but I am ready for some warmth now.

Have a great weekend. hugs

H. (aka. NC_State_Gal) said...

I like the V-day theme :)

Ams said...

Man, I had totally forgotten it was groundhog day. Not that I get too bothered by it, but they are so cute ^_^!!