Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A day for rodents?

We're not out of the woods yet. It seems our snow fall this year has been anything but bountiful. What good snow we got was actually in the Fall just after Thanksgiving. Since then it has been fairly mild. For Michigan anyway. But don't look for Spring just yet. My neighbor was just telling me about their winter of '96. It seems it was a day, much like today, in the middle of February. Mild temps, bare ground. Unsuspecting Michiganders went to bed without a clue what the light of day would bring them in the morning.

4+ feet of snow. Overnight. Cars were covered, roads disappeared, white piled up to the windows.

No people, don't breathe a sigh of relief yet.

All I can say is that dog-gone gopher/muscrat/mole (okay, so it's a groundhog) had better NOT see his shadow for an early Spring (or is it the other way around? I can never remember!)


clew said...

Hi! Just visiting from Cheryl's (I've been here before but it's been a while) - HEY I posted about groundhog day too! But I actually wrote out my trivia. Should have done a link like you ;)

p.s. your car post was too funny :).. isnt it weird how we fall so in love with cars?

chesneygirl said...

I can never remember which way it is either!
I even had this conversation with my boss earlier today!

Anyway, Happy Groundhog Day (what's left of it!) :)

Rachel said...

If he sees his shadow it scares him and he goes back in his den for 6 more weeks. Thus, 6 more weeks of bad weather. If he doesn't see his shadow then it'll be mild. At least I think that's correct! Here he didn't see his shadow.

Course it all means nothing anyway, we'll just have to wait and see what happens!