Monday, February 2, 2009

cooking up six more weeks of winter...

As most of you know, today is Groundhog Day.The tradition continues in Punxsutawney, a small Pennsylvania town that gets international attention, reported: "Phil Says 'Six More Weeks of Winter!'
The forecast is based on whether the groundhog, after being woken from hibernation on February 2, can see his shadow.

If he does, spring is another six weeks away.

If not, winter is over.

The tradition has its roots in an old wives' tale brought by German immigrant farmers.
Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s, according to the website.
The spectacle, which has become a tourist attraction and was the subject of a Hollywood comedy with Bill Murray in 1983, first took place on February 2, 1887.

This is Phil's official forecast as read February 2nd, 2009 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

Hear Ye Hear Ye

On Gobbler's Knob this glorious Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2009

Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators

Awoke to the call of President Bill Cooper

And greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths

After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers,

Punxsutawney Phil proclaimed:

"And a bright sky above me
Showed my shadow beside me.
So 6 more weeks of winter it will be."


Mise En Place said...

Six more weeks of baking then!

Cute pic :)

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

Merci beaucoup, Lisa...

Yes, six more weeks of baking, soups, stews, jams, fruit preserves and Indian food...
I don't know about you but I am READY for Farmer's Markets and SALADS......!
I made fruit sorbet yesterday as a anit-winter

Looking forward to a new Good Eats epi tonight..

Culinary Cory said...

Cute picture. Based on the kind of weather we are having in my neck of the woods, it feels like it's spring already.