Spring is on the way!
by Whitley Clifton | February 8, 2019 2:29 pm
photo credit WANDA THOMPSON SCARBORO
After much anticipation as to whether winter will continue or spring will come early, the verdict is finally in!
Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow Saturday, February 2, when he emerged from his burrow at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania, predicting that spring will, in fact, come early in 2019.
According to tradition, the famous groundhog wakes from his long winter sleep and comes out to seek his shadow. If he finds his shadow, he retreats back to his den, predicting an additional six weeks of winter. If the day is cloudy and shadowless, Groundhog Phil takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.
Pictured is 9-year-old Brock Lamb, son of Nathan and Robin Lamb, preparing for Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction.