Shadows on Groundhog Day

According to ancient folklore if a groundhog emerges from his burrow on a cloudy day and retreats back to his winter home then spring will arrive early.

Should the groundhog emerge February 2nd on a beautiful winter sunny day, and sees his winter-self in shadow, thus retreating back in fear, then it’s said winter will last another six weeks.

Here’s to a cloudy day this Groundhog day. Greetings and salutations from a cloudy and cold, winter in Sardinia.

Do you believe this ancient tale of forecast?

I can’t wait for summer, you?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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11 Responses to Shadows on Groundhog Day

  1. niasunset says:

    Greetings and salutations and love from Istanbul dear Jennifer, it is cold in here, maybe snow is melting but very cold… I miss Spring…
    Happy New Season, Thank you with my love, nia

  2. The Hook says:

    Groundhog Day is my FAVORITE movie of all time, buyt I ‘m not sure I put any stock in the actual legend…
    Great post, Jennifer!

  3. TBM says:

    Well I’ve heard conflicting reports by different groundhogs so it looks like they are hedging their bets this year.

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  5. Debra Kolkka says:

    I love the movie – one of my all time favourites. I will be leaving a hot, hot summer here on Sunday for cold Bagni di Lucca which is now in deep snow. I can’t wait.

  6. Just look at that blue sky!!!!

  7. Woman says:

    Over here on the Gobi… the sun usually shines… and there are always shadows!!! But when it is February 2nd in North America is is dark here and February 3rd here. How does the ground hog work out the time zones?????

    And the movie was fantastic!!! I love all the time loop shows!!

  8. Team Oyeniyi says:

    Not a fan of the movie at all. We are waiting for autumn – this summer is HOT HOT HOT.

  9. thirdeyemom says:

    Love the shadow pics! We still have not had any real winter!!! No snow and way above average. Not sure if we will get payback or just a wimpy winter.

  10. love this 🙂
    no snow here but can’t wait for warm weather as always…

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