Thursday, February 2
Groundhog Day - The worst sight...
Woke up to this...
And to make matters worse - the sun keeps shining in bursts!!
This means that when Mr Groundhog appears from his burrow, and sees his shadow - not to mention the snow!! - he'll go right back in, and winter will hang around ANOTHER 6 WEEKS!!!
And we Brits can't just dismiss this quirky North American holiday, for according to Wikipedia, its roots are British...
As the light grows longer
The cold grows stronger
If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas be cloud and rain
Winter will be gone and not come again
A farmer should on Candlemas day
Have half his corn and half his hay
On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop
You can be sure of a good pea crop.
Typical!! We've had grey and wet for weeks, and suddenly, it's cold and bright...
Think I'll just go back to bed - till March!!!
Posted by Claire at 2.2.12