Groundhog Day Quotes

groundhog1aWhat exactly is a groundhog?

The Marmota monax, also known as a woodchuck or whistlepig, is a rodent. Yep, Punxsatawney Phil is a rodent who happens to get very popular every February 2nd for seeing or not seeing his shadow. The legend goes like this: “If it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early. If it is sunny, the the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.” *

“The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its predication and then disappears.” – Bill Vaughn

“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.” – W. J. Vogel

“Every mile is two in winter.” – George Herbert

(This quote reminds me of my dad in Florida whenever he called hubby and I in New Hampshire)

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.” – Kin Hubbard**

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*thanks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day
**quotes from http://www.quotegarden.com/groundhog-day.html

Does a groundhog have supernatural weather-predicting powers? Who am I to question the paranormal world? Happy Groundhog day!

Nancy Lee Badger

 

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About Nancy Lee Badger

Nancy is an internationally known, award winning published author who loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, Nancy moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Association of Freelancers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.

Posted on January 30, 2016, in An Authors Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I just wondered if Punxatawney Phil left his shadow this year? Good information, Nancy.

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