Yesterday was Groundhog Day and we waited to see if the rodent saw its shadow. Then the groundhog which forecasts for eastern Canada did not see his shadow, so we will have an early spring, or so folklore assures us. These ceremonies attract many people to the communities where they occur, providing an economic boost in the dead of winter. While thousands waited for the groundhogs' predictions, we took a walk again by the bay in Prince Edward Island, on that beautiful winter day. This time of year, the environment and the animals create an inspiring combination, the appearance of which changes every day. In spite of the groundhog's predictions, yesterday, the shadows here were striking.
The bare trees against the winter blue sky and the light,
shaded or peeking through in places,
create a glorious scene. I love this play of light
and stop numerous times just to capture the moments.
Of course this suits my injured knee just fine.
With my husband, as well as the cold air, brilliant sun, snow, blue sky, frozen sea, boardwalk, trees, and the shadows, it was a great winter experience. One day, a cup of tea whilst sat on the bench would be perfect.
I wonder, what happens when the squirrel sees its shadow?