Groundhog Day February 2nd

How it started- Groundhog’s Day first celebration in Punxsutawney was in 1886.

If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another fight. If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain, Winter will not come again.

A Scottish saying:

If Candlemas be fine and clear, There’ll be two winters in the year.”

Here’s a 2014 blog post about the movie Groundhog Day filmed in Woodstock, Illinois.

Steve and I met Punxsutawney Phil in the Strip District at Wigle Whiskey Philapalooza
February 2020

Shadow or no? Check back after sunrise Feb 2nd

Blog posts galore celebrating Groundhog Day

Me and Laura and Mary in the cold dark woods Punxsutawney PA 2014

Morning Frost

Frost causes lethal damage to crops, fruits and plants. You know how aggravating it is-scraping it off a car window. Florida friends were getting all their orchids and plants inside recently as there was frost. In fact their situation was more intense than frost with unexpected below freezing temps. I think it was ICE!

It’s interesting how frost forms and the crystals are beautiful, too. I learned there are four types and if you want to learn all about frost click on this article from the National Geographic.

This early morning I noticed how the frost looked on different objects.

Frosted Glass
Frost on a dead plant
Frost on a hinged plastic lid.
Frost on the grass Sunday morning
Learning how summer turns to autumn with the assistance of a mysterious man (Spoiler: hinting he might be Jack Frost)

I used to read a book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg to the kids titled….