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National Groundhog Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – 

keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

February 2nd is National Groundhog Day. Yes, even the groundhogs have a day, hard to believe I know. This is the all important day of knowing if Spring is coming or Winter is staying.
See, they trust us animals for the important things in life.

According to Groundhog Organizers (there is a group!), groundhogs are about 75-90% accurate. Animals rules!

Did you know?
Every year, the largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. They have gathered since 1886 to celebrate this holiday and crowds are as as large as 40,000 humans.

And did you know that in Wiarton, Ontario they even have a statue of groundhog Wiarton Willie!

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In Atlanta, Georgia (my home town), we have General Beauregard Lee. He lives in a plantation style house at the Yellow River Game Ranch.  He’s been on the computer checking things out and talking to the local weather peeps to get a heads up here 🙂 snort

Humans take this day very serious!

According to folklore, here are the options of the Groundhog:

  1. IF it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early.
  2. IF it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow thus winter will continue for six more weeks.
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Happy Groundhog Day!!


 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

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Today, February 2nd is Groundhog Day.    According to folklore, there are two options that could happen today:

If it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges and he doesn’t see his shadow, then spring will be right around the corner; but

If it’s sunny when the groundhog emerges, he does *see* his shadow and retreats back into his burrow, then winter will continue for six more weeks.

The largest groundhog day celebration takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Personally, I hope that spring is right around the corner.  I could go for some warmer weather here at the Hotel Thompson.  And I know that oinker Bacon would enjoy it.

Good luck on whatever you want.   I’ll be back soon!

 
 

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Happy Groundhog Day!! – Update!

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

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Today, February 2nd is Groundhog Day.    According to folklore, there are two options that could happen today:

  • If it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges and he doesn’t see his shadow, then spring will be right around the corner; but
  • If it’s sunny when the groundhog emerges, he does *see* his shadow and retreats back into his burrow, then winter will continue for six more weeks.

The largest groundhog day celebration takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Personally, I hope that spring is right around the corner.  I could go for some warmer weather here at the Hotel Thompson.  And I know that oinker Bacon would enjoy it.

Good luck on whatever you want.   I’ll be back soon!  Oh and P.S.  Some channels on the television are showing the movie Groundhog Day on repeat all day.  Is there any day that you would like to repeat like in Groundhog Day?

U P D A T E –

This was the view this morning going to work – was there any doubt that the groundhog would NOT see his shadow?   So here in Hotatlanta – would are in for an Early Spring.

I don’t know about you my friends but I’m all for that!

 

 
 

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Happy Groundhog Day!!


 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

.

.

Today, February 2nd is Groundhog Day.    According to folklore, there are two options that could happen today:

  • If it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges and he doesn’t see his shadow, then spring will be right around the corner; but
  • If it’s sunny when the groundhog emerges, he does *see* his shadow and retreats back into his burrow, then winter will continue for six more weeks.

The largest groundhog day celebration takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Personally, I hope that spring is right around the corner.  I could go for some warmer weather here at the Hotel Thompson.  And I know that oinker Bacon would enjoy it.

Good luck on whatever you want.   I’ll be back soon!

 
 

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Happy Groundhog Day!!


 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

.

.

Today, February 2nd is Groundhog Day.    According to folklore, there are two options that could happen today:

  • If it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges and he doesn’t see his shadow, then spring will be right around the corner; but
  • If it’s sunny when the groundhog emerges, he does *see* his shadow and retreats back into his burrow, then winter will continue for six more weeks.

The largest groundhog day celebration takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. 

Personally, I hope that spring is right around the corner.  I could go for some warmer weather here at the Hotel Thompson.  And I know that oinker Bacon would enjoy it.

Good luck on whatever you want.   I’ll be back soon!

 
 

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