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gettin’ jingy.

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the big guy checks out the situation.

“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes.

Fine and dandy for Valentine candy.

Snow spittin’;

if you’re not mitten-smitten,

you’ll be frostbitten!

By jing-y feels spring-y.” 

― The Old Farmer’s Almanac

up all night.

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a glimpse into the real story behind the legend.

 the groundhog

stays up all night

trying to calculate

exactly when spring will arrive

and is exhausted

when they wake him up

to bring him out

early in the morning

for his official prediction

each february 2nd

on groundhog day.

“i’m so tired…i was up all night trying to round off infinity.”

-steven wright

 

to be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~george santayana

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genuinemudpie.org

once in a while

there are those perfect days

when holidays collide

today is one such day

groundhog’s day

and

an official snow day from school

a surprise gift from the universe

and i will celebrate both

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“today is  “ground-hog’s day” in many parts of the united states,

and candlemas day in many other parts of the world.

from time immemorial,

it has been a critical day in the affairs of the weather.

the character of the second of february is

really of much more importance

than whether the first of march comes in like a lion or a lamb.”

the simplest form of the adage is:—

if candlemas day be bright and clear,
there’ll be two winters in that year.

~hartford courant, 1877

image credits: genuinemudpie.org, brownie groundhog, the february fox, by susan blackaby