What Does it Mean if Our Furry Friend Sees his Shadow?

We had a little debate in pour carpool today about what it means if Punxsutawney Phil of Pennsylvania sees his shadow. I don’t know why I forget what I’m hoping for every year! I think we all confuse a sunny day with meaning that spring is on its way. In fact, on a sunny day, when a groundhog sees his shadow, he’s so scared by it that he goes scurrying back into his hole: a sign of six more weeks of winter. A cloudy will produce no shadow encouraging the groundhog to stay above ground and meaning spring is on its way. So let’s pray for clouds.

And of course, tomorrow, I will be watching one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day!

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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