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Groundhogs Day

Happy Ground Hogs Day

To all my Blogging friends; I Allegany Tom on the 2nd of February 2008 did not see my shadow when I woke up this morning. I predict that spring will come early this year!! I just love this holidays and on a side note . . . . Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow this morning! He is predicting that there will be “six more weeks of winter”!

BTW: If this means anything, the last two years that I have been making these predictions . . . . I have been wrong!

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26 responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    Don’t worry Tom, we won’t hold you to that prediction. You have a 50/50 chance of being right. 🙂 We have had lovely sunshine all day today. Sun does wonders for the spirit.

    2 February 2008 at 1:32 pm

  2. I would be HAPPY with only six more weeks of winter…sigh!

    2 February 2008 at 1:41 pm

  3. Yippee for a gray day!!!!
    We have sun here, though, so does that mean we’re stuck in winter, and you move ahead with spring?
    Hardly seems fair…..

    2 February 2008 at 2:26 pm

  4. How can that be possible that Phil saw his shadow? It is so gloomy here in my part of PA. I looked at the pictures of Phil at the link in your post and it looks like it is dark when they took Phil out. Do you think they are putting something over on us? 🙂

    The groundhog in your shot looks a lot cuter than Phil and I like your prediction better.

    2 February 2008 at 2:42 pm

  5. I don’t know, the Zen Birdfeeder has posted that the Saratoga Squirrel saw his shadow AND she has a photo of it! It is not looking good for us spring-lovers!

    2 February 2008 at 2:51 pm

  6. LOL Tom! I didn’t see my shadow either! Just cuz some animal sees his shadow in PA shouldn’t effect us in NY! I think we should have spring early here for a change! Bring it on!

    2 February 2008 at 2:52 pm

  7. Oh, how I LOVE the deep South, where we have yet to see this mythological season called “Winter.” 😉 *LOL*
    (Note that come August I’ll likely be singing a completely different tune.)

    2 February 2008 at 4:00 pm

  8. Kaz

    lol… you’re so funny Tom!

    2 February 2008 at 4:49 pm

  9. If Phil is predicting winter for Pennsylvania, so be it. I’m trying to find a report from our local Michigan rodent – assuming it wasn’t so cold that he refused to some out and look for his shadow.

    2 February 2008 at 4:55 pm

  10. The Alabama groundhogs did not see their shadows either!

    2 February 2008 at 5:44 pm

  11. Well, General Beauregard Lee (in GA) did NOT see his shadow, and so spring it shall come a wee bit early, says me in my best Southern accent! ;c)

    2 February 2008 at 5:51 pm

  12. Tom, I think you have a future in meterology. They are always wrong too!

    2 February 2008 at 7:06 pm

  13. @ Lisa – I might have 50/50 but leaning more towards the no so good 50/50! Last year I was WAY OFF! I never thought winter would end!
    @ Trixie – I bet you would! Maybe you need a woodchuck predicting the weather?
    @ Nina – LOL . . . I feel I will probably be wrong!
    @ Linda – tell me about it! I never figured out why he can predict the weather before the sun rises! Although, I didn’t climb out of bet till after 10am! LOL
    @ Veery – isn’t that squirrel cute? Awww!
    @ Pam – bring spring on! You are soo right!
    @ Lana – I sometimes think I need to move south! LOL
    @ Kaz – thanks
    @ Wren – I bet you have one here somewhere! These guys are very popular around here!
    @ Rurality – glad they disagree with the PA guy!
    @ Jayne – Sweet! Bring on early spring!
    @ Vern – LOL maybe I should go into it! !

    2 February 2008 at 7:29 pm

  14. We have six more weeks. Blah. I don’t believe everything I hear anyway :o)

    2 February 2008 at 9:57 pm

  15. Groundhog shadows were abundant in the Ozarks.

    3 February 2008 at 4:49 am

  16. pwrbrdr

    Up this far north, you might just be predicting 6 weeks of summer then back to winter!

    3 February 2008 at 9:16 am

  17. Actually, as one person here in PA–I am ready to shoot the groundhog. Not for its weather forecasting abilities (or lack thereof) but because I am d*mn tired of hearing about the groundhog.

    3 February 2008 at 3:58 pm

  18. Shadows here! After an early spring last year and dreaded ice in April for a week, I would rather wait for spring. Late spring much better than stolen spring!
    Stay warm.

    3 February 2008 at 4:22 pm

  19. @ Mary – I bet your spring comes sooner than mine!
    @ Marvin – Very cool for sure!
    @ John – Probably Right!
    @ KGMom – sorry, I like Phil! LOL
    @ Sherry – Has been a year of ice for sure! Yep and thanks!

    3 February 2008 at 5:10 pm

  20. Thanks Phil. I love winter! (my area never applied to any predictions usually you can add a month to Phil’s calculations. I guess I’d better love winter under these conditions.)

    3 February 2008 at 5:27 pm

  21. naturespalette

    Here is Minnesota we always have 6 more weeks no matter what the groundhog sees. 😦

    3 February 2008 at 5:45 pm

  22. Actually, if it’s only 6 more weeks, I’d be thrilled. But the photo is pretty cute.

    3 February 2008 at 11:40 pm

  23. Darn – I liked your answer better.

    4 February 2008 at 9:13 am

  24. It can’t come soon enough. Still, I’m grateful for this heartening report :0)

    4 February 2008 at 3:21 pm

  25. I think he always sees his shadow because of all the media lights on him! 🙂

    I hope you had a great weekend, Tom! Love this picture of the groundhog.

    4 February 2008 at 3:33 pm

  26. @ aullori – winter is great but sometimes a break is good also!
    @ Naturepalette – lol, that’s probably the best prediction I have ever heard!
    @ barb – thanks and lets hope it isn’t more than 6 weeks! Was last year!
    @ Marty – LOL
    @ Cathy – I make it through the winter knowing the warblers will be back in the spring!
    @ Lisa – He does have those bright lights! Thanks and glad you enjoyed this!

    4 February 2008 at 7:55 pm

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