Don't most events in our lives happen by chance? I hope to share with you the chance observations and experiences of my travels. And I offer a chance for you to comment as well. Add to that my fond affection for my late cat, Chance, who was afflicted with feline leukemia and died of cancer, and you will see why "chance" has a special meaning in my life. By chance, the adventure continues and can be shared...
Hope you have your fastnachts so you can start your day off right! And I don't mean just any doughnuts, you must have fastnachts to mark Fastnacht Day.
Today is, of course, Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. And during Lent you are supposed to sacrifice something during those 40 days leading up to Good Friday and Easter. But today -- Fastnacht Day, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day -- most people are indulging in one form or another. I'll limit my splurge to just one fastnacht ... how many will you be eating?
So, Punxsutawney Phil has given us the word: an early spring -- NOT six more weeks of winter. Believe him? We'll have to see. But the gala at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney was as wild as ever! In case you missed it, here are a few shots, snapped during PCN TV's great coverage.
Oh, and Happy Groundhog Day from these two right here at home!
Everyone else may be consumed by what happens in Iowa, but the bigger question involves what will happen right here in Pennsylvania tomorrow.
You know -- Groundhog Day!! Will Phil see his shadow? Will there be six more weeks of winter? Or will we be fortunate and just skip more white stuff?
Yes, all eyes will be on Punxsutawney early Tuesday morning. And for those of us who can't -- or won't -- head out to that tiny town, you can catch all the action on PCN, starting at 6 a.m. Thanks to PCN TV, you don't have to miss out on any of the action.
And with any luck, we won't see more snow or the ice that accompanied a Groundhog Day several years ago, when we snapped this photo:
Good health and good luck to us all, as this little fellow is wishing us. And tomorrow the question will be answered -- more winter or an early spring!