On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob and in front of thousands of followers from all over the world he "predicts" the weather for the rest of winter. If Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. He did not see his shadow this morning, so...hooray...Spring is on its way! (Ground hog day is also my wonderful friend Irene's birthday...she is 81 today and she did she her shadow, so we could go either way on this prediction thing).
(Top photo): Painting: Celeste Bergin, Spring's coming, oil on 6 x 8 canvas panel
(Bottom photo): Irene & I celebrate her birthday