Happy Ground Hog Day 2017

Today we are hoping for early morning clouds in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.   This is the day we learn when spring will arrive.   According to an old Pennsylvania German tradition, from the 18 and 19 centuries, a ground hog will predict spring’s arrival.   If the ground hog, Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, early this morning when he emerges from his burrow, we will have 6 more weeks of winter.

Happy Ground Day.

Happy Ground Day.

However, if Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow this morning, we should an early spring.   We are hoping for clouds in Pennsylvania this morning.

Ground Hog Day 2016

Punxsutawney Phil will forecast the arrival of spring today.   Punxsutawney Phil, the ground hog, will emerge from his burrow in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania this morning.   If he sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter.   If Phil does not see his shadow, we will have an early spring.

Happy Ground Day.

Happy Ground Day.

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, hope it is cloudy this morning and Phil predicts an early spring.   Winter and snow are nice for awhile, but we are ready for warm weather and sunshine.   Ground Hog Day is a Pennsylvania German tradition from the 18th and 19th centuries.    Happy Ground Hog Day to all of you!