I can’t believe that it is February. Time is flying by. And I almost forget about Groundhog Day. The second of February is a holiday in the United States and Canada. According to legend, if a groundhog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will arrive early. The biggest Groundhog Day celebration is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Crowds up to 40,000 people come out for the celebration. The first reference of Groundhog Day in the US is in an 1841 diary kept by James Morris of Berks County, Pennsylvania. I’m looking forward to my first spring in London so I’m hoping for good news today.
I don’t have any pictures of a groundhog in my collection. However, I do have a couple of photos of an agouti, a small rodent, that ran by me once in Honduras. He was quite shy and I only snapped two photos. Unfortunately, that was the last that I saw of him and I was never able to get a better shot.