Okay, Campers, Rise and Shine. And Don’t Forget Your Booties ‘Cause It’s Cold Outside! (Groundhog Day)

Vintage Groundhog Day Images

Vintage Groundhog Day Images

Groundhog Day! Candlemas! It’s the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

February 2nd. Every year. A cusp: winter to spring. Winter is coming; spring is coming.

Ask a rodent. Light a candle. Spring will come either way, thank goodness.

Happy Groundhog Day.

“Okay, campers, rise and shine. And don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cold outside.” Groundhog Day, 1993

 

“The hedge-rows cast a shallow shade / Upon the frozen grass, / But skies at evening song are soft, / And comes the Candlemas. / Each day a little later now / Lingers the westering sun; / Far out of sight the miracles / Of April are begun. / O barren bough! O frozen field! / Hopeless ye wait no more. / Life keeps her dearest / promises— / The Spring is at the door!” — Arthur Ketchum, The Atlantic Monthly, February 1904

Links: (1.) What is Candlemas? (2.) History of Groundhog Day (3.) Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the Purification of Mary (4.) Wikipedia explains everything about what a groundhog is.

 

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