Groundhog Day – 2017

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, so we can look forward to six more weeks of winter.

Potomac Phil, his “stuffy” counterpart here in the DC Metropolitan Area, concurred and had this to say: “Sorry folks six more weeks of winter and six more months of political gridlock!!!”  Based on the current political environment, six weeks of gridlock may be a very conservative estimate!

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Groundhog Day 2014

groundhog-day-more-winter-black-white-thumbPunxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, so we can look forward to six more weeks of winter.  Or can we?

Potomac Phil, his “stuffy” counterpart here in the DC Metropolitan Area, also predicted six more weeks of winter, which is quite a feat since he’s been gone from this mortal coil for a number of years now. Potomac Phil, who fancies himself as an “inside-the beltway” know-it-all, also had this not so surprising comment.

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Groundhog Day 2013

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow today, so we can anticipate an early spring this year rather than six more weeks of winter.  Or can we?

His competitor here in the DC Metropolitan Area.  Potomac Phil predicted six more weeks of winter.

My money’s on good old Punxsutawney Phil.  He’s a lot less “Stuffy” than the competition.

Groundhog Day 2012

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, so we get to enjoy six more weeks of winter weather.  Based on the exceedingly mild winter weather we’ve been experiencing here to date, six more weeks of days like today (sunny, 60° F, 15.5° C) is fine with me.

Snow Daze, the Threequel

I think Iím stuck in a time loop similar to that of the character Phil Connors in the movie Groundhog Day. Recently, each new day is a replay of the previous day:

It snows, I shovel; It snows, I shovel; It snows, I shovel; It snows, I shovel…

Snow Daze III We are now in the middle of the third significant snowstorm  of the season.  And, unlike the previous two, this one  is accompanied by wind gusts of up to 50 mph.   Not a good thing as neighborhoods here have lots of mature trees and aerial rather than underground  power, phone and cable feeds.  I hope I can get this written and posted before the power starts bouncing up and down, or worst case, goes out completely.