German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.
Wouldn't you know it, the world's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged to see his shadow, a sign meaning winter will last another six weeks.
Normally this would upset me...even anger me. But I have to admit, we Michiganders have had a pretty mild winter compared to years past. We have consistently had snow on the ground, but nothing too devastating. Granted, we did have that blizzard in December and quite the snow storm after Christmas, but overall I think we have had it pretty easy.
I'm convinced it's because I went out and bought a snow blower this year. I believe I have out-smarted Ole Man Winter :)
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