We have had a fairly mild winter, but if you are like me you are looking forward to spring and warm weather. But when is that?
Because of newsletter deadlines I happened to have started composing this on Ground Hog Day. That got me started thinking about theories and tales of when spring starts and the danger of frost is past. Here are a few. I hope you find them somewhat informative and maybe even amusing.
Ground Hog Day is February 2. I do not know how it got started, but up in Pennsylvania a ground hog named Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow and if he sees his shadow that means six more weeks of winter. This year he did not see his shadow, so based on this “theory” we will have an early spring. But Phil lives in Pennsylvania. So what does that mean for us in South Texas? We will have to wait and see.