Department 56 Corner - Blog
2/2/12 11:27 AM
So I was looking online for some awesome Groundhog Day stuff, and my eye fell on this website: Plush Groundhog Gifts, and in one word: Awesome! Really fun Groundhog gifts! I like the first two ones; the little plush one and the sign that warns for Groundhogs crossing. Those are really nice.
Also really nice is one that I saw on Etsy, so i'm not sure how long it will be available, but i thought it was super cute.
So it's supposed to be Winter for 6 more weeks according to the Groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; this because the creature 'saw his shadow'. I'm not really sure what that means, or how one determines whether or not a groundhog sees it's own shadow. So I checked wikipedia to see what that means, and here is what the all-wise Wiki says about it:'According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day then spring will come early. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks'.
So I suppose it was sunny in Pennsylvania this morning!
It's a fun little tradition though and I personally think groundhogs are pretty neat: kind of plumb and furry.
So again, Happy Groundhog Day, and I know it's everybody's favorite movie!