It’s Groundhog Day…Again!

Happy Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day, and halfway-to-vernal-equinox day!

And happy palindrome day: it’s 02-02-2020.

Fun fact: In northern Europe, once upon a time, this season was when bears would emerge from their dens to sniff the air and see whether or not to go back into hibernation. When humans killed off most of the European bears, they switched to watching groundhogs for signs of an early spring or more winter to come.

Of course, here in North America we’re still watching for bears, because we’ve got plenty of ’em.