Thursday, February 2, 2012

Puxatony Phil Gives Me A Thrill...

Happy Groundhog Day!  Puxatony Phil did see his shadow today, which means 6 more weeks of winter.  But if you look on your calendar, the first day of spring is literally more than 6 weeks away.  That means Phil seeing his shadow isn’t the worst news in the world, and you can still be happy if you love spring like I do.  Did you ever hear the story of how this “seeing your shadow” came about.  There was a Celtic Saint called St. Brigid.  If the day was sunny and nice when she went to gather her wood, that meant she could gather more wood.  If she could gather more wood, she would need it for the extra winter days.  However, if the day was cold and overcast, she couldn’t gather as much wood.  This was fortunate, since she would not be needing it due to an early spring.  Above, you can see St. Brigid’s cathedral.  Have a wonderful rest of your day, and a wonderful rest of your winter.

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