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Old 02-02-2013, 02:40 AM
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Happy Groundhog Day!

For those of you who are not familiar with this celebration, here's a quote from Wikipedia:

"Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks."

Since this custom originated in Germany (although supposedly it originally was a badger and it is not celebrated over here, lol), I felt compelled to come up with a tribute to the groundhog.

So here's my groundhog day challenge for you:

1. Download my little groundhogs by clicking on the image



2. Create a layout letting us know how much longer Winter will last where you are. Your page should include at least one groundhog. ... and if you're "down under", let us know if Summer will last for 6 more weeks!!!!


3. (this is optional) If you print out the groundhog and take a picture of him (of her,lol) outside so we can all see the (missing) shadow, you will win a small prize ;D

Deadline to post your completed layout will be Feb 10th, midnight EST.

Here is my take on the challenge (it's raining, so my little groundhog has some water spots already - even so I tried to snap the pic really fast, lol)



Have fun - I can't wait to see how much longer Winter will stay
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:39 AM
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Awe - that is so cute Carin! Love it. What a great challenge. Can't wait to see what our "faithful" come up with.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:09 AM
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What an adorable idea!! Haven't turned on the tv yet this morning so don't know if groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow or not.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:43 AM
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He didnt see it!! Yahhhhhhh!! Cute challenge!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:47 AM
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WOOO HOOO!!! You go, Phil!!!! Early Spring this year!!!!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:47 AM
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Hey Min, How about a picture of a real ground hog? lol
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:51 AM
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Hey Min, How about a picture of a real ground hog? lol
That'd be awesome!

Unfortunately I don't have any groundhogs running around here... although if I'd get *really* close to our brown guinea pig I might be able to get away with it, LOL
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:04 AM
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What do you mean I saw my shadow??? I did NOT see my shadow!!!!!!

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:20 AM
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What do you mean I saw my shadow??? I did NOT see my shadow!!!!!!


ROFL ... awesome!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:21 AM
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Yeah, especially notice the shadow under his foot!! HE LIES!!!!!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:24 AM
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Yeah, especially notice the shadow under his foot!! HE LIES!!!!!

noooo, he's definitely looking the other way...no shadow there, LOL (that's what I would do, I want it to be Spring!!)
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:58 AM
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I couldn't find a gallery so its in the members area. I'd print one out but its too cold with snow on the ground.Sadly we are over run with these critters. They eat more per day than a cow so they can decimate my garden! Not my favorite animal. I used to think they were cut til one ate the rose bush, the cacti, and then dug up the roots for each and ate them too.


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Old 02-02-2013, 11:04 AM
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Hungry li'l critters, arn't they??? Fortunately we don't seem to be bothered by them down here in the low country of South Carolina.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:29 AM
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all we have around here are prarie dogs - smaller but they have entire cities on the fields around here!
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:34 AM
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I bet they could be a pest... if I see the amount of food our guinea pigs gobble up .. having a bunch of groundhogs in your garden must be like locust... ... but they are cute, lol
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:36 AM
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Tried cooking one one day. Figured they'd eaten my garden- that day all the green beans and half the corn. But while some of the older people who trap the marsh for muskrats and beaver still eat them, it was tough as shoe leather and tasted nothing like my green beans and corn. Never again! lol.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:47 AM
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EEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! My neighbors up in Michigan ate EVERYTHING!! Groundhogs, squirrels, rabbits --whatever they caught!! I won't even eat venison!
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LOL - i'm with you Nancy!!! LOL - sounds like the UP in Michigan!

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:52 PM
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WHAT!! You're a "Youpee'???? I didn't know that! How could there be any groundhogs with all that snow!! And from what I see from the Weather Channel---it ain't pretty!!! Sure glad I'm not back in Alpena right now!
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:50 PM
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lol - nope - but i lived in the LP for a few years i'm in Colorado now! It's a gorgeous part of the country though!
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