Groundhog Day comes from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from its den and sees its shadow due to clear skies, it will go back into its burrow and there will be 6 more weeks of winter. If it is cloudy and the groundhog does not see its shadow, an early Spring is in store.
I was lucky to get 2 groundhogs in this photo on a trip to Harper’s Ferry, WV. I am not likely to see any today.
If there are no groundhogs, marmots, woodchucks or other rodents in your path today, you can approach the prompt with your preference to have more winter or an early Spring. Which do you prefer?