Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Please Let the Sun Shine In!

Well, yipee to three of the four groundhogs in North America who all predicted an early spring this morning.  You are now my new BFF.  Balzac Billy from Southern Alberta, I need to have a chat with you!  What do you think you are doing disagreeing with everyone else.  Did you not get the memo?

 Don't get me wrong, I love winter.  I know, I'm crazy but I really do enjoy each and every season and all the things they bring. I love the cold, crisp days.  The pristine look of the snow before footsteps and paths are carved into it. The snow falling.   Heck, I even like shovelling.  Oh yes I do.  But I am seriously ready for some warm breezes.  Not super windy chinook winds but nice gentle breezes.  Dog walking around the lake days, reading on the deck days, bbq days. I am seriously craving a good grilled burger! Yes, us northern die hards do grill all through winter but firing up the grill is just not the same when there is a foot of snow on the top of it and I have to first shovel a path to it.  So come on spring!  You are welcome with open arms this year!


Danielle Leigh said...

I hate winter and I am ready for it to be gone! I am also a HUGE fan of those 3 groundhogs that agreed and saw their shadow!

ellen b. said...

Ha! Yippee for the 3 out of 4 prediction! Love that photo.

Donnetta said...

I hadn't heard the report yet but... HALLELUJAH!

Like you, I enjoy all of the seasons, but this year winter seems to be getting a little long.

Ready for Spring!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

O.K., that photo? Hilarious!

Faith said...

well here i am at home because of schools being closed...we got HIT but our area didn't get as much snow as they predicted. rather, we had sleet. UGH! I am soooo ready for spring....6 more weeks and the snow better be meltin'!
HEY...I am sending you a card in the mail but just wanted to say here "got the package" and wow....what a fantastic surprise for a dreary, grey, wet day. THANK are so sweet! and i love this pic you posted :)

Susanne said...

Ellen: Wouldn't you know the darn groundhog who lives closest to me is the one who went rogue and saw his shadow.

Karyn said...

in spite of groundhogs, spring break up (road bans) always happen the same time every year - the week of March 21. That tells me that spring is pretty consistent - even when winter tries to blow a little more our way in April.

I can take 6 more weeks if we have no more snow to speak of and no more deep freezes. -3 at midnight is real nice.

Gattina said...

I didn't know the legend of a houndhog and was wondering yesterday why so many posts were about groundhogs. Meanwhile I know the story, and I agree with you, I would love to greet spring ! I find this winter especially long !
and I hate winters too.
My fav 5 are there too.