Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Shadow Knows!

Happy Groundhog's Day! Punxsutawney Phil was up and out this a.m. seeing his shadow and indicating 6 more weeks of Winter. Here are my two household 'hogs' who are also seeing their shadows - not the early risers like Phil however.

And of course, NO ONE roams around here without the strict supervision of the Canine Patrol, headed by Officer Cayenne! Who are these guys? And why are they looking at shadows? Move along please. Even though more Winter is predicted (it's in the 70's here???), I've already seen several butterflies. The cats are huge Butterfly hunters while on the screened porch - running back and forth to follow their flight through the backyard! Yesterday I saw a gorgeous moth emerging. I say moth, because it's body was large and antennae were furry. Nothing as delicate as a butterfly. Earlier in the day, it was on the screen of the porch and I thought it was a large beetle-type bug. Later I noticed it was not. Unfortunately, between it's lower back wing that didn't seem to be fully functional and the drizzling rain, it was not having a good day. I'll have to keep an eye out for more of these guys - just gorgeous.

And here's a final critter - from an ad that a friend sent me. No, he's not a groundhog, but surely a relative. Those are little chain saws as his teeth! Rather appropriate for the boy.

And speaking of SEASONS, the countdown has begun and it's only a few more days now until the Bud Shootout and Speedweeks, culminating in the Daytona 500 and the beginning of the 2010 NASCAR racing season. AHHHHHH. . . . lots of Sunday afternoons of watching races and stitching, knitting, and possibly rug hooking!!! My kind of season!


woolwoman said...

Karen your little groundhog playbit with the kitties was so cute - let it to you to have some of those around LOL - I know all my NASCAR friends are excited about the upcoming season (if that is correct terminolgy?) obviously we are not race fans. happy watching/stitching - Mel

Jackie said...

I love your groundhog day re-enactment!