Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blue Monday- Groundhog Day

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It’s time for Blue Monday hosted by Sally at Smiling Sally. Don’t forget to visit her site to see links to more participants!

Today is also Ground hog day….. a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2. From Wikipedia:

If a groundhog (also known as a woodchuck or marmot,  emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny and the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for 6 more weeks.

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Will he see his shadow today? I am ready for blue skies!

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60 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blue skies... Now you got me singing that song: blue skies, nothin but blue skies....

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  2. Please do not see your shadow! Please do not see your shadow! Please do not see your shadow! Maybe if we tell him that enough he will listen.

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  3. Lovely blue skies, but I do not want him to see his shadow tomorrow. LOL! I am ready for SPRING!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  4. Hi, Susan! Those are some mighty beautiful blue skies! And that is one cute groundhog! I'm ready for the chill to decrease. It's cold here again tonight.

    Happy Blue Monday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. Hello Susan, Lovely blue skies and cute groundhog. I am also ready for spring so I hope he does not see his shadow tomorrow :-), Kathy

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  6. Hello Susan; I love all the beautiful photos of the sky and clouds. I am looking for blue skies and warm days too...

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  7. Your blue sky photos are so pretty. I always thought Groundhog Day was a fun idea, even if it is silly. I have a friend who makes the drive to Punxsutawney every year. There is no way that I would stand outside in the cold, so I get the Phil's prediction via the TV.

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  8. Hi Susan...I hope we'll get good news! You know General Beauregard Lee out at Stone Mountain has a very high success rate in predicting correctly...so we'll know soon! Have a great week...Debbie

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  9. Hi Susan!

    Thanks for reminding me today is Groundhogs Day...I forgot (even thought it falls the day before my birthday...shhh!)

    Beautiful pics of the sky. Did you take them!!

    Wonderful post for Blue Monday!! :-)

    xoxo
    Janie

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  10. Praying for no shadow for sure!! Winter is lovely but I so want to start puttering in my yard!

    blessings
    mary

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  11. Girl if that Phil see his shadow I'll shoot him..give me those flowers and blue skies..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  12. Oh Phil! Please don't see your shadow! I am soooo over this winter. Your blue skies are so pretty! Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

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  13. Wow! Have you considered playing Sky Watch Friday?

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  14. Beautiful blue skies. I'm hoping for all those that have had to deal with a most challenging winter, that Phil doesn't see his shadow. My winter is very mild, so if he sees a shadow, it just means cool temps, not snow :0)

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  15. Those photos of lovely blue skies makes me long for spring.

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  16. Those are the most beautiful blue skies! I sure hope he doesn't see his shadow! ♥ Diane

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  17. Those pretty pictures could qualify for both Blue Monday and Skywatch Friday :)

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  18. Beautiful blue skies and beautiful photography, Susan!...Christine

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  19. I used to live about 30 miles from Punxsutawney, home of Punxsutawney Phil. I never did go there for Ground Hog Day Celebration. I didn't relish the thought of getting up at predawn to stand in the freezing cold.

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  20. Blue is one of my favorite colours.

    Alfazema

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  21. Perfect post for groundhog day/blue monday. Gorgeous photos!

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  22. What a clever post! Add me to the list of not wanting Punx. Phil to see his shadow!

    Happy Blue Monday :-)

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  23. Happy Groundhog Day! It has been so cloudy all winter, but how do I know that it will be sunny in PA today!?! :D Jewel

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  24. Great blue sky photos.
    And everyone is sure hoping for spring sooner than later so that ole groundhog better not see his shadow today or everyone is going to be mad at him!! ;O)

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  25. Creative thinking--I love it! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

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  26. WINTER has WORN out it's WELCOME! Your BLUE pitures make BEAUTIFUL statement!. Thank you.
    Marie

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  27. Beautiful sky pics!
    He saw his shadow so we can look forward to 6 more weeks of winter. It will give us all time to get our indoor projects completed before the nice weather. ;)

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  28. I am so ready for the blue of sunfilled skies..unfortunately I believe he saw his shadow...alas...6 more weeks of winter...sigh!

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  29. Here's hoping for lots of blue skies and that Spring is just around the corner!

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  30. My dear ... if you are ready for blue skies, consider the high desert of Central Oregon. Over 300 days of sunshine each year! Very low humidity and few insects. Well, maybe a bobcat or two lurking about .........

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  31. Good morning Susan. Your cloud and sky shots are just breathtaking! I'm so sorry "Phil" saw his shadow this morning! Have a wonderful Monday!

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  32. Thanks for the glorious blue skies. May your ground hog day be a happy one.

    Kathy b

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  33. Love the blue skies! Ready and waiting for spring! It's going to be 47 degrees on Saturday!

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  34. Beautiful sky Post...
    Happy Blue Monday!

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  35. Rose has got me singing,BLUE SKIES, now.ha What a great idea.Thank you,I didn't realize it was ground hog day.You always think of the neatest things.Hey,sweetie,come by my blog and pick up your well earned award...Ann

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  36. thanks for the comment, such pretty sky pictures.

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  37. Are we ready to shoot the Punxsutawney Phil yet?

    Beautimous photos!

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  38. What absolutely gorgeous blue skies! Reminds me of "back home" in Texas, although we have some nice blue-sky days here in Virginia from time to time, too. But now I guess we all have to get ready for 6 more weeks of winter (darn groundhog!). Happy Blue Monday!

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  39. Awesome Blue Skies Susan! My husband is totally in awe of taking pics of blue skies. We drove around the backroads of GA one entire afternoon snapping pics of the different clouds and sky... Very serene...and for the groundhog, I think I saw on someone elses post that he saw his shadow! ;( drats! My iris plants are already peeking out. ~CC Catherine ;)

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  40. There is nothing prettier than a blue sky on a sunny day! ;-) Bo

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  41. those three last sky pictures are stunning. Happy Blue Monday!

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  42. Hi Susan,

    Very pretty pictures of the blue sky. Some of those look like they may have been taken from an airplane.

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  43. Such gorgeous skies, I wanna sit in the grass and make cloud puppets! Thanks :)

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  44. Beautiful skies. The fourth picture of the sky is my very favorite. Oh - and six more weeks of winter!
    Hugs,
    Sweetie

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  45. Hi Susan! Happy GH day!! Beautiful blue skies pictures!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  46. Hi Susan,
    Just love my Carolina Blue Skies,enjoyed those pics.
    Hope your dear one is doing well.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  47. I don't know if he saw his shadow or not, but I sure love those blue skies.
    ~Carlotta~

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  48. Hi!
    He saw his shadow, so I guess it's six more weeks of winter, YUK!! Love your sky photos, they are beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

    Sherrie

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  49. Nothing but blue skies in Colorado today. Thanks for sharing yours. Sally

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  50. Susan,
    Beautiful BLue Sky...Great Blue Monday photos...Kathy

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  51. Your sky pics are beautiful!!

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  52. I love the sky..it's one of my favorite subjects to photograph! So pretty.

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  53. Hi Susan, Blue skys doesn't get any prettier!
    I want to thank you for entering my 100th post giveaway....good luck to you! Please come back anytime... blessings, nancy

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  54. Susan, what a beautiful post.. thanks for the visit darling. hugs ~lynne~

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  55. Wow...I totally missed that it was Groundhog day :( ~ I need to pay attention to my calendar!

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  56. Beautiful blue sky photos. I love beautiful blue skies.
    Happy Ground Hog Day.
    Charlotte

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  57. g'day

    thanks for popping by my blog

    I really enjoyed my visit here today, I'm loving this blue monday thing

    Sarah
    A Beach Cottage

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