In the Shadows: Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day!

Today is the halfway point between winter and spring.  Early this morning the groundhog will emerge from his burrow and determine whether or not he sees his own shadow.  As legend has it, if he does he will return to his burrow and we can expect 6 more weeks of winter.  If not, he will stay out and welcome spring.

The groundhog, often called a woodchuck, might be the only mammal to have a holiday named after it.  The tradition dates back long before we started it in 1887.  The idea that hibernating animals may be able to predict the seasons by emerging has been around for centuries. 

The “official” groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil from Punxsutawney, PA.  This groundhog was made more famous by the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray.  The movie was set in Punxsutawney where each year crowds gather at Gobbler’s Knob to witness the event.  This year will be no different.  We’re counting on you, Phil.

On an unrelated note, this month is a very busy month for us around here.  In addition to planning for our Blogiversary, we are also in the final stages before launching our e-bakery.  To help you keep up (I hope you will), we have attached our calendar for the month.  Here you can see what we have planned for posts and more.  To stay in touch even more, be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter.  Want a glimpse into what inspires us?  Check out our scrapbook on pinterest.

savour… the coming of spring