Another six weeks of winter! Punxsutawney Phil (er, they name their groundhogs in Pennsylvania) came out of his hole in Pennsylvania this morning and saw his shadow. This event not only predicts six more weeks of winter, it also rallies a few western Pennsylvanians celebrate the event with food, and speeches given in Pennsylvania German (which is akin to Pennsylvania Dutch).
Who ever thought a groundhog could cause such a commotion? I took this picture of a
ground hog two summers ago and my good friend Carol, who is a Lancaster County farmer’s daughter from a staunch Mennonite heritage, laughed at my photos and said, “Take a picture? Shoot it! We shoot groundhogs. They tear up our gardens!” (All of you vegetarians can plug your ears and hum if you want to, but he’s munching on your salad bag.)
So let’s get serious!
Nah, let’s not. Let’s have fun with groundhogs.