Saturday, February 2, 2013

It's Ground Hog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day!

Well, its snowing here..but over a state, in Pennsylvania, Puxatawney Phil , the psychic ground hog , says we 'll have an early spring..and we are honoring him here at this house donned in black and wearing our shades! Do you have a weather predicting rodents?!
In Ohio there is Buckeye Chuck and Staten Island Chuck makes his home in New York.
As the folklore goes, if the little guy doesn't see his shadow, there will be an early Spring. If he does see his shadow and runs back into his den, there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Thats all, ground hog weathermen don't concern themselves with relative humidity, wind chill, or mold spores and pollen count . They have one question to answer, one that gets so many people talking, early spring or not?!
There are several Ground hogs around the Country that have the same job. Is it a weather guess or is it more? I picture Ground hogs silently , linking up tweeting and texting underground to one another. Keeping themselves connected with sophisicated , high tech web burroughs that would impress the Silicon Valley Gurus? These tiny scientific oddities of Nature , coming up with the best , most accurate prediction they possibly can, compiling their data, then when called upon every February 2, they come out and share their data in a coded style . If they run back to their burrow, bad weather, if they remain out, lingering a while, Spring will be early.
Makes me wonder...their predictions couldn't be any less than our own tv weather folk! (8hours later..still snowing here, the forecast was for a couple of light snow today) Right!
Go little Ground hogs, Go!!

photo courtesy of Punxsutaeney Phil Facebook Page

Pic courtesy of Buckeye Chuck  chronical,northcoastnow,com

Pic courtesy of Buckeye Chuck  chronical,

 photo courtesy of Staten Isle Chuck

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  1. Wow you have quite a bit of snow! We're supposed to get several inches tonight into tomorrow! xo

  2. Yayyy for Phil! I am ready for spring. I left you a TuTu message on your goggle friend thing. I don't know if I did it right so I am going to put it here too:
    i Di, Yes you can make the TuTu's for any age. Here are a few guidelines that I hope will help.
    -- measure the elastic around the little one's waist. elastic is usually about 1 inch to a 1 1/2 inches smaller than the waist.
    -- netting can be found in the sewing/craft section on spools which will be just the right width and you just cut the length you need. I got mine at walmart. there are many different colors.
    --i cut mine 12 inches long, cause when looped on elastic it will be half the length you cut. so a 12 inch long netting piece will actually be only a 6 inch skirt lenght tutu. so for a 5-6 year old you may want to measure how long you want the tutu to be on her, then cut the netting twice that length.
    --then cut the netting from the spool. I just rolled it off the spool and cut it to length I wanted. for the newborn ones I made, it took about 50-60 strips of netting,
    --when you fold the netting length you cut in half and loop it on the elastic, just pull it taught and up next against the previous one you looped on and keep going around. as you loop more on and push them together, it gets fuller and fuller.
    --add the ribbon, i machine stitched mine on, but you could probably hand stitch,
    -- you will be surprised!! it will turn out beautiful. can't wait to see yours. contact me if you have any questions.

  3. That's a lot of snow! I am in central Florida and it feels like Summer here with temps in the low eighties. Thanks for joining the Open House party. Take care.
    xx, Sherry


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