Ground Hog Day

by ktstamps, 12:08 PM

Today is a day that you can look at two ways.  One ways is wonder if the groundhog saw his shadow and the other is reliving your day over and over, and over again until you get it right.  I choice to look at the second.   I feel like this relates to creating cards.   You create a card in your mind and then try to put it isn't even close to what you saw in your minds eye.   So then you start over, using different colors and a slightly different angle to your still doesn't look like what you saw.   Now you doubt yourself and you are getting a little frustrated.   Then you after you tried worked on the card for a couple of days, it comes together and the card is created.   It is one of the most beautiful cards you have every made.  

How did you spend your Groundhog day?  

The true story of groundhog day.

The legend of Groundhog Day is based on an old Scottish couplet: "If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year."

Every February 2, people gather at Gobbler's Knob, a wooded knoll just outside of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Residents contend that the groundhog has never been wrong.

The ceremony in Punxsutawney was held in secret until 1966, and only Phil's prediction was revealed to the public. Since then, Phil's fearless forecast has been a national media event.

The groundhog comes out of his electrically heated burrow, looks for his shadow and utters his prediction to a Groundhog Club representative in "groundhogese." The representative then translates the prediction for the general public.

If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.

Approximately 90% of the time, Phil sees his shadow.

Phil started making predictions in 1887 and has become an American institution.


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