Someone probably came up with the idea for Groundhog Day because winter’s drab days don’t provide much other diversion.
Popular only today (groundhogs are usually cursed for the damage they can do), the creature will supposedly declare that winter is over, or not.
January did not provide much in the way of winter, but it is too soon to declare an end to the frigid season. February and even March have been known to throw plenty of snowballs.
One good piece of news cannot be argued, that the days are getting longer. By mid-month the sun will be rising before 7 a.m. and setting after 5:30 p.m., with daylight lingering until 6. Much better than a month ago, when you really couldn’t buy sunshine except during working hours.
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