groundhog day again

The folklore says, if a groundhog sees his shadow, it means we will have six more weeks of winter. That brings us to the middle of march! So, if he doesn’t see his shadow, does that mean that winter is over at the end of February?

Was just reading about Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam.  He didn’t see his shadow so Nova Scotia should have an early spring. Here in Quebec, we have Fred la marmottepc-mai-2003-c-emond-toutoune-2In English that would be “Fred the groundhog”. He is also predicting an early spring. I can hardly wait to see that! I wonder what an early spring looks like. No snow in March? Hmmmm. Well I’m sure I’ll have something to talk about here when the middle of March comes.

Winter surrounds us yet groundhogs abound, Patience a virtue for sprouts from the ground.


too much tv

Winter, a time for big thick cuddly blankets and steaming mugs of hot chocolate. My favourite pastime in winter is watching tv (no moaning please, you like tv too!) with one of those blankets wrapped around me and a mug in one hand. In the other hand is the channel changer, ready for a quick draw!

20170126_110030-2I’ve been watching a lot of television lately. Way too much and that’s why I’m here. My creative side needs an outlet. I don’t know yet what I’m going to do here but I know it has to do with words and pictures and my garden and maybe a little cooking.A couple of months back I was inspired to write a poem. Last week inspiration hit me in the form of a snowman. And next week, who knows!