Groundhog Day 2

Punxutawney Phil, perhaps the nation’s most famous rodent since Willard, has spoken, predicting an early spring in his annual Groundhog Day ritual.

Not to be outdone, our local whistle pig, Blossom of Perry County, has her own opinion, according to a text message from her spokespeople, Tamara and Jack. Blossom’s verdict? Six more weeks of winter.

In six weeks, we’ll see which of the two groundhogs has better climatic foresight.

COOL LAND BEAVER -- Pennsylvania has its weather predictor. Perry County, Ark., has one too.
COOL LAND BEAVER — Pennsylvania has its weather predictor. Perry County, Ark., has one too. Blossom is way more stylin’ though. 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy I

This week features a photo taken by friends Tamara and Jack: a portrait of Blossom the groundhog. Blossom’s job is stealing the fruits of their garden labors, though Jack has been known to give her treats. Here she is happily nibbling away. Dang. Rodents can be cute, even if they do eat your squash.

GROUNDHOG NOM-NOMS — Blossom, the garden thief, enjoys food given, not stolen. According to Wikipedia, groundhogs are also known as whistle-pigs and land beavers.

We’ll probably have more happy as the weekend progresses.

Find other people’s happy at:
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/weekly-photo-challenge-happy/