Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Day of the Groundhog

I confess that I am really perplexed by the whole Groundhog Day phenomenon. It just feels to me as though there are too many extraneous circumstances that are not accounted for when that little furry guy is abruptly awakened from his warm home deep underground faced with the pressure of determining the fate of our forecast for the next six weeks. For instance, if I was forced from a deep slumber in my warm bed and opened my groggy eyes to a bunch of bearded men in top hats and suits and people cheering, I would believe it to be a bad dream and hop myself back down that deep dark hole. Who cares what my shadow is doing. I recently read that the National Climatic Data Center reportedly has stated that the overall prediction accuracy rate is around 39%. Hmmm...maybe I am right.

I don't want to be like Bill Murray's character on the infamous Groundhog Day film, so I won't begrudge a little fun in celebration of the furry fella. After all if I start overanalyzing this holiday, what is next? That little St. Patty's Day leprechaun? The Easter Bunny? Santa? I have been looking too long through the eyes of an adult, I welcome the fresh perspectives from my kids who take bets on if the groundhog will see his shadow and make little furry puppets of groundhogs on popsicles sticks that poke out of their burrow. Kids don't really care what the National Climatic Data Center reports as the accuracy rate of the groundhog forecasting the weather, they just celebrate the customs of the holiday.

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Love & Light,

Stacy


Cole's project on the left, Nolan's on the right.


My two groundhogs.


What happens when it is 71 degrees on the first two days of February!


Just an artsy shot of my solar lights.


Moonlight.


Cole called me over screaming because he found an "e" on the ground. I had to take a photo!


The best part of the day. Daddy is  home!

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