Wednesday 2 February 2011

Imbolc or Groundhog Day

It's Groundhog day.... again! Well, we are supposed to be getting an earlier Spring this year up in the Trossachs as the sun was not shining, so neither a groundhog, badger, hedgehog, snake or a hag could have seen their shadow. Punxsatawney Phil, didn't see one either apparently!
These poems worked out right for Scotland last year;

"If February give much snow
A fine summer it doth foreshow"

"If Ash (leaves) comes before Oak, we're in for a soak
If Oak comes before Ash, we're in for a splash!"

Here the loch is finally thawing, but could we get more snow yet? Otherwise if its a mild February stormy weather is to be expected!

The Forestry Commission picnic table at Lemahamish obviously decided to go for a swim during the floods after the great thaw!