Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Forget the Groundhog

Today is Groundhog Day in the United States and Canada. That pesky rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, is supposed to emerge from his burrow today. If he sees his shadow, we can expect six more weeks of winter. Never mind Phil, does it look like spring is around the corner where you are?

Or does it look like this?

These are actually cards from the 1930s (I think) from Japan. I'm not sure of the exact location, but wherever it is, it's buried in snow.

If you live in the eastern half of the United States, you may be seeing snow like this right now too.


  1. I've never really understood Groundhog Day - but I suppose it is one of those things you are not supposed to understand - a bit like "Mornington Crescent" (which, I suspect, you will not understand)

  2. Those walls of snow are looks like the Interstate 70 corridor through Dallas!

  3. I am looking at pink flowers all over my plum tree and green grass while drinking coffee and reading about the snowstorm in Chicago.....

  4. What crazy snow! We were supposed to get 12" overnight - I'm relieved we just got a couple!

  5. Texans, beware! The Japanese have it bigger! Some things are bigger in Japan. I am not referring here to literacy, IQ, life expectancy, healthiness of diet - I am referring to snowbanks.

  6. Just a quick note to say that I loved the postcards!! I always enjoy looking at the cards you select because they are always so interesting!

  7. Those folks appear to have their work cut out for them, but looking at the bright side, the sun was shining when the pix were taken!

  8. Alan,
    I don't know that I really understand Groundhog Day either, but it's fun!

    Pen Thief,
    Aw shucks...thanks.

  9. I respect any snow storm results that ended up being postcards. That much snow definitely deserved to be preserved on a postcard.



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