Today marks Imbolc, the Gaelic festival that heralds the start of spring. A centuries old tradition, Christians use this day to observe the Feast of St. Brigid.
Imbolc was a time of weather prediction, with people watching to see if serpents, or badgers, came out of their winter dens. Many think this is a forerunner of our modern day celebration of Groundhog's Day. Germany, the United Kingdom, and Serbia, all have similar celebrations.
I, for one, am hoping that Mr. Groundhog does not see his shadow tomorrow. Seeds are ordered, mental garden plans are in place, and manure arranged appropriately.
Bring on a cloudy day!
"The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it."