The Lope: Six More Weeks

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Six More Weeks

When I shot this picture a year ago, much of Kansas and Missouri was paralyzed with show in what the media called the 2011 Groundhog Day Blizzard and the temperature in Hutchinson, Kansas, was -2 overnight. Today I am wearing short sleeves outside. Of course, last year on January 28 it was 70 degrees outside before the cold and the snow came so I shouldn't get used to this.

This morning, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in Gobbler's Knob, PA, and forecast six more weeks of winter. We don't have a groundhog here in Hutchinson, save for the one at the zoo (above), but we do have prairie dogs. I still say we should make a big deal of them on Groundhog Day. See more in Groundhog Day...or Prairie Dog Day?


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