Fall view

Fall view
A View From Our Deck

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Jimmy Didn't See His Shadow

Wisconsin has it's own groundhog named Jimmy.  He resides in Sun Prairie Wisconsin and comes out on February 2 to predict when Spring will arrive.  Truth be told, we would be very happy with the worse case scenario of six weeks until Spring.  This year he did not see his shadow and that means an early Spring.  Apparently if the groundhog sees his shadow, he gets scared and goes back into his den or hole or whatever his home is called.  That gives the impression that it is too early to come out and we have to wait six weeks.  It's fun but I've never seen the prediction come true.  Especially today because we woke up to a couple more inches of snow.  My friend posted a cartoon on Facebook that stated the obvious.  It is a picture of a groundhog that says "I'm a rodent, not a meteorologist".  So true.

This is a photo of a groundhog we saw while taking a walk down a local bike trail.  I don't know what he was doing but he also seems scared, probably of us.  He probably predicted an early Spring and he thinks were mad at him because it didn't happen.  We love all the seasons and that's why we live here.


Other animals probably want to have winter for a while longer.  They seem to be enjoying it.

The Possum

The Deer

And A Fox