Today is groundhog Day
As every year, we take out East Village Woody and make our own prediction
This year he didn’t see his shadow
when he went against the most established Groundhogs predictions and was proven right.
or last year, when he agreed with the rest of them
So, East Village Woody has a good record under his fuzzy belt!
And for those of you driving today, the yearly reminder: Don’t drive angry!
Linking to a Donna Hennes article about the significance of today
February second is the exact halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.
It is customary in many places to foretell future spring weather conditions on this halfway marker of winter, which is celebrated as Imbolc in the Celtic tradition, Li Chu’un by the Chinese and Candlemas by the Christian Church. In Greece, people maintain that whatever the weather on Candlemas Day, it will continue the same for the 40 days to follow.
And let’s not forget dear Staten Island Chuck. He may fail to see his shadow on perfectly sunny days, but has other endearing qualities
Punxutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck didn’t see their shadow – so they predicted an early spring. However, East Village Woody – that’s another story. So, in East Village, 6 more weeks if winter. Sorry Phil!
and the reality update
Wednesday, February 07, 2007