As if the plunge in mercury the last couple of days weren't an indication, those oversized rodents famed for their forecasting abilities made it clear on their own Groundhog Day that winter would be lasting another six weeks. Chubby sciuridae across the nation, including Punxsatawney Phil in Pennsylvania and our own writes one person who attended the Sun Prairie celebration last winter. "Big ones, little ones, ones that have historical significance, ones that celebrate the bizarre. There is something about gathering with others and being part of the buzz local festivals brings that is really quite comforting." There are many more photos of this year's prognosticating in a offered by festival organizers.
So here's a toast to plenty more winter, notwithstanding the warm conditions expected this weekend.