Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
It's still cold, it's still windy. There are still hints that snow may hit here and there, now and then.
But there also are glimmers of hope that spring will, indeed, arrive.
I saw my first robins this week, although I felt a bit sorry to see the mini-flock of birds as I left work
on Wednesday. It hardly seems that it's been warm enough this month to seduce any birds that had wintered in the south to head up north so early.
Guess they must have tuned in to watch Punxsutawney Phil offer his prediction of an early spring ... and actually believed him!
I hope these early birds can hunker down and stay a bit warm until the temperatures rise a bit.
And, as if seeing the robins weren't enough, that same day about 10 red-winged blackbirds stopped by my feeders for a snack. Some people say that those birds are the true harbingers of spring and they are very handsome.
We can only hope these feathered friends know something that we don't and that those warm days will be dawning very soon. But at least it's less than a month for that first "official" day of spring!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
OK, whether you have a significant other or not, I just want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.
Since Feb. 14 is my birthday, I just thought I'd share a wish of happiness to all as my present to everyone.
So forget the hype that this is just a "made up" holiday.
Share some love with your sweetie, your family, your friends, your pets.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
EXCUSE ME, PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL!
Wasn't it just a week ago today that you promised us an early spring?
I believe it was, since I got up early on a Saturday morning to see what you, my revered groundhog, would predict for the coming few months.
And yes, you decreed, "An early spring for you and me."
Then how do you explain Winter Storm Nemo?
How do you explain this?
Yes, this is what I awoke to here in Pennsylvania -- your home state -- just a week after your words of wisdom. And that was after several mornings of light coatings of the white stuff during the week.
Now, we really can't complain too much here in Pennsylvania; not after watching what happened in Connecticut and beyond. But still, it's COLD out there ... even these clothespins look frozen!
And look what happened to this poor cat -- that's on your head, Phil!
Here are a few more scenes to consider. Perhaps you need to be a bit more specific. Does an "early spring" mean a few days earlier than normal? Or a few hours? Guess we shouldn't get our hopes up.
Or maybe we have to stop listening to a groundhog!
Just kidding, Phil. I still love ya!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
I was up long before the crack of dawn today to watch live coverage of Groundhog Day out in Punxsutawney, thanks to the great work of PCN TV ... and as you all know by now, Punxsy Phil says "AN EARLY SPRING FOR YOU AND ME!!"
Well, we'll see about that, but I love this day and it was fun to watch the antics at Gobbler's Knob and text about the silliness with my daughter.
These photos aren't the best, since I just snapped them on the TV showing PCN's coverage, but here are a few glimpses at this morning's excitement...
DOING IT PUNXSY STYLE!!
READY FOR THE BIG REVEAL!