Results are in (an update on this morning's post): NYC's spokes-groundhog did not see his shadow, nor did Phil, the spokes-groundhog for Pennsylvania. This supposedly means we are in for an early spring in the northeastern portion of the USA. My update comes with another comic strip from the amazing Patrick McDonnell.
These groundhogs are probably much more reliable than humans when it comes to weather (and most likely other matters); but do remember this wisdom from Bill Vaughn: "The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears."
Btw, in 2016, a house sparrow visiting my garden saw his shadow (albeit in January of that year)...
... and predicted six more weeks of winter and I think he was right that year! I hear birds singing outside as I write this and am trying to eavesdrop to see if they saw their shadows this morning.
For when it comes to weather, and most other things, it's good to keep one's eye on the sparrow!
Btw, this sweet bird type is included in my book series, Words In Our Beak and these books are something to keep your eye on as you shop for Valentines Day gifts (the holiday will be here in twelve days)!
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