Saturday, February 02, 2008

Happy Groundhog Day!

(Image from About.Com:Pittsburgh)

Don't be confused. Pittsburgh is far from Punxsutawney, at least 100 miles. I've been to Punxsey. It's a lovely small town on the edge of the mountains. I think it even has a trout stream through the middle of town, and believe me, at this time of year, thoughts of the opening day of trout season can be all that sustain you through the end of winter. Well, that and the anticipation of those first rides once the weather breaks.

According to my mother-in-law, it's cold and icy there today. Here in Oklahoma, we've seen winter at the beginning of the week when the overnight temperature dropped to 15F. This afternoon, it's 70. The wild swings can be hard to take sometimes, but I'm very happy with a warm day in February.

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning - a difficult feat when you're surrounded by a crowd that spent most of the night in various taverns - so we have to face 6 more weeks of winter.

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Blogger Fritz said...

No Marmots in California, so no marmot shadows and, hence, winter will soon be over for us on the left coast :-)

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