I woke this morning with something that I thought was kind of funny on my mind. I was thinking about Punxsutawney Phil… You know Mr. Ground Hog?
I was wondering why in the world does he wait until February to come out of his burrow…hole… cave…CLUBHOUSE…whatever… to tell us we have 6 more weeks of Winter? Why wait?
I mean really, I don’t have as much at stake here as some of you. You’ve been posting pictures of your first snow. All the winter weather ‘events’ taking place in your neck of the woods. Here I sit in TEXAS…being warmed by my wood stove… excited about the first real cold front, frost on the ground…getting the fall garden covered, because I know it’s going to warm back up a LITTLE bit.
But, Wouldn’t it be better for everybody…including Mr. P. Phil to tell us, say… In October while there are still a few warm days to prepare?
He could possibly even wait as late as November for some. Maybe he’s acting on orders from someone else. Maybe he has political connections. I mean there is a whole holiday named in honor of the likes of him… “Ground Hogs” Day, duh!
Suppose he gets together with Smokey the Bear? You know an ounce of prevention…blah, blah, blah! Smokey the Bear stands for something. Prevention. That is kind of like preparation…sort of!
Smokey the Bear knows how long to hibernate.
He could get in on the action—work with Punxy…and they both get adequate sleep… WIN-WIN!
Who DO YOU THINK I should talk to about getting this ball rolling?
In other news…
Do you want to see the source of my propane problems? (* still unresolved at this posting)
Not a glamorous picture for sure. It is what it is.
disclaimer: To all pigs, bears, or groundhogs, Please take no offence for this post. This is just how we HUMANS are. We need a bear to tell us to not play with fire and burn responsibly, a groundhog to tell us the coming winter weather forecast…and a pig tail…to keep the gas inside the tank!
Shout joyfully to the LORD all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with Joyful singing. “
~ Psalm 100: 1-2