Well, we all know that on Groundhog Day, February 2, 2014, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. That was not good enough for me. I do not live in Punxsutawney. How old is that groundhog, anyway? Can he even see any more? I had another plan for this year.
I decided to do my own experiment. On the night of February 1st, I dug a hole in the sand, and went to sleep. It's amazing how warm it was in the sand. Wet, but warm none the less. The next morning, I crawled up out of the hole. What did I see? My Shadow!!! I guess Phil is right, as we both saw our shadows.
So, six more weeks of winter weather it is. Next year, I will just leave it to good ol' Phil. I still have sand in between my toes.