Can a generic mole stand in for the infamous Punxsutawney Phil? (The answer is ‘No’ if one is to believe the official Groundhog Day Web site.)
“According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.”
Well, if the Park Sierra Mary was able to stand in for Punxsutawney Phil, we will, alas, have six more weeks of winter in this region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains … and that is as good a reason as any to pack up our truck camper and head for Arizona.
RVer Jimmy Smith takes a moment today on Groundhog Day to reflect on a hint of warmer weather, his slow recovery from a bronchial infection, soaking in hot springs and the lingering desire for a garden. Read more by clicking on Jimmy Smith’s ‘Another View’
Photo (click to enlarge) by Julianne G. Crane.