Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Groundhog Day and Halfway to Spring
Seasons are how we "divide" up the year. Humans love to categorize things, although seasonal changes probably affect vegetation and animal life more so than that of humans.
We observe the changing of the seasons in my part of the country because it is COLD, then WET, then HOT, then Football. Many of us live in Montana because we enjoy the experience of different seasons. In summer, lawn mowing, wildfires, golf, fishing and camping occupy our attention. In autumn, it is the changing colors, the smells, new television season, and football. Winter brings snow shoveling and winter sports. I don't do winter sports any more. Never much cared for getting cold and wet. Ski, Snowboard, Snowshoe, Ice Skate, Ice Fish, Ice Carving, Sledding and Ski-Joring (look that one up) all have followers who evidently love to get wet and cold.
Spring brings wet weather and more snow. Lots of snow, usually. Heavy and wet snow, not powder. But, eventually, even in Montana, spring means gardening.
By the way, I think Groundhog Day is a great movie. Bill Murray at his best.
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