Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Does Anyone Understand Groundhog Day?

Now I don't rightly know about Punxsutawney Phil and his legend.

It would seem to me, that if Punxsutawney Phil could not see his shadow, it would be because the sun was not shining i.e. the sky would be overcast, gray, dreary signaling winter is still here and will continue for another six weeks.

Conversely, it would appear to me if Punxsutawney Phil COULD see his shadow, it would be an indication the sun is SHINING producing a very spring-like day thereby signaling spring is quickly on it's WAY.

Why is it the other way around? If it's gray and dreary, he cannot see his shadow and THAT signals spring will arrive SOON? Come on.

At any rate, I have my own system. If my plants look like this:

Spring ain't even anywhere close to bein' here. Just sayin'.


Shanyne said...

I agree!!

Diane said...

I think it has more to do with the clouds... a overcast is supposed to keep more heat in, and on a sunny day the sunlight is reflected off the snow and the heat doesn't reach the soil. That's the theory, at least; I personally will keep an eye on the magnolia buds on campus for my early spring signs!

Shanyne said...

I agree!!

Garden Wise Guy said...

Sweet post, sweet lady. Thanks for the chuckle. Ain't got now woodchucks out this way - just pocket gophers and paparazzi.

Garden Chick said...

I just know spring will be here when I see growth and it stops freezing. THEN it will be safe to do the REAL springy things!

Daffodil Planter said...

Your plant looks more like Porcupine Day. I hope spring is far off--we need more rain in CA.