(Un)Happy Groundhog Day!

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Alas! must it ever be so?
Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go,
And fight our own shadows forever?
- Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton

Under clear, sunny skies and a bone-numbing -16°C, Shubenacadie Sam, the first revelatory rodent to make his prediction in Canada, slowly emerged from his cozy hut and was scared back inside by his shadow.  I guess that means we’re in for another six weeks of winter, and no one would be surprised by that on this cold and windy morning.  As always, we take what Mother Nature dishes out, I guess.

I’d like to point out to my visitors that — inspired by bloomingwriter’s (jodi) post — I’m going to feature a link in my sidebar to a blog that I enjoy very much and that I feel deserves more exposure.  I’ll showcase a different blog every week; some are brand new to me and some are blogs I’ve visited for some time that I believe you would also enjoy.  Click on the photo under the “Have You Visited This Blog?” header to pay them a visit and say hello!