Well our resident groundhog...Chucky...hasn't made an appearance yet but it's still early in the day.
I have no idea why he comes into our garden but I think he likes to eat the apples and pears that fall from our fruit trees. He's kinda like an uber squirrel and he does a very neat job of cleaning up the windfalls.
I haven't got a picture of him to show you as I never have a camera with me when he appears but then again a picture of his departing rear end isn't so glamorous anyway.
So...how does it work again?...... if a groundhog does not see it's shadow it means that spring is only 6 weeks away.......or, that we have 6 weeks left of winter depending on your point of view. I prefer to think spring is almost here. We have no snow left as it has been unseasonably warm which is a good thing. It really feels springlike. It's been the best winter we have had in years.
So have a happy February 2nd ....no matter what that groundhog does.......spring will be here soon:)