Let’s see what our good friend Phyllis from Susanna Hill’s charming book Punxsutawney Phyllis is up to for Groundhog Day 2013!
Phyllis was a tad grouchy when emerging from her den, lured by Pig Newtons and cream-phylled cookies. When we informed her that tomorrow was SuperBowl Sunday, she got all excited to cheer for her favorite team, the New England Patriots!
She seized the TV remote and refused to come outside to check on the status of her shadow.
Even her friend red squirrel couldn’t persuade her to come out and play!
We were worried how Phyllis would take it when we told her the Pats were not in the big game this year. She promptly buried her head in the peanut bowl, refusing to listen.
North of Boston: Sunny and 26 degrees with a gentle west-northwest breeze! Optimal shadow conditions.
In short, six more weeks of winter, folks.
Have a lovely, extended nap Phyllis. We will see you soon! Check on groundhog conditions throughout the northern hemisphere at Susanna’s blog.