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Hey you…you reading this blog how are ya? Ohiophotogrl and I would like to know what some of your favorite adventures have been. Drop us a comment. Go back in the archives and check them out.

It’s finally warmed my up here at least for the weekend so we are hoping to get out and about!

Talk with you soon!

Feb 2,2014 groundhogs day

From The Associated Press this morning:

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. —

Emerging from his lair on Super Bowl Sunday, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil couldn’t predict the winner of the big game but his handlers said he was sure of his weather forecast: There will be six more weeks of winter.

Pennsylvania’s famed groundhog was roused from slumber at 7:28 a.m. Sunday and, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, directed handler Bill Deeley to a scroll that contained the prediction — along with a Super Bowl reference.

As usual, thousands of fans turned out on Groundhog Day to see the furry rodent, the most famous of a small group of groundhogs said to forecast the weather.

Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another month-and-a-half. If he doesn’t see it, spring will come early.

In reality, Phil’s prediction is decided ahead of time by a group called the Inner Circle, whose members don top hats and tuxedos for the annual ceremony on Gobbler’s Knob, the tiny hill in the town for which he’s named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The prediction fell on Super Bowl Sunday for the first time. The closest the game previously came to coinciding with Groundhog Day was in 2009, when the just-down-the-road Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 the night before Phil’s forecast.

This year’s NFL championship pitting the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., will be the Super Bowl’s 48th installment, while Phil has been predicting the weather since 1886.

In a nod to the game, Phil’s forecast came in the form of a Super Bowl-themed poem:

“A Super Bowl winner I will not predict,

But my weather forecast, you cannot contradict,

That’s not a football lying beside me

It’s my shadow you see

So, six more weeks of winter it shall be!”

This year’s Groundhog Day celebration marks a winter that has brought extreme cold to vast stretches of the country, including areas of the South wholly unaccustomed to severe winter weather. A snow and ice storm paralyzed Atlanta and other Southern cities last week.

Phil has now seen his shadow 101 times while failing to see it 17 times, according to the Inner Circle. There are no records for the remaining years.

The National Climatic Data Center has put Phil’s forecasts to the test and found them sorely lacking, declaring the groundhog has “no predictive skill.”

“It really isn’t a ‘bright’ idea to take a measure such as a groundhog’s shadow and use it as a predictive meteorological tool for the entire United States,” the data center says on its website, helpfully if somewhat obviously.

Other prognosticating groundhogs include Staten Island Chuck in New York and General Beauregard Lee

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******update******

In Marion, Buckeye Chuck did not see his shadow due to cloudy skies and snowfall, meaning spring is just around the corner.

Rosie our Dayton, Ohio grand hog will check out her shadow in a little while we will update again!

So I think I’ll stay in and read a book and wait for the Superboel game to come on!

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Jan 22, 2014 Recycle

Today ohiophotogrl got to talk with some people about recycling. She called the waste managment in our area to order some other recycling bins. One is just not enough at our house.

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We will be able to separate our recycling much better with the new bins. We recycle plastic, paper, and aluminum!
I hope to do my part to make this a better planet to live on!
Wonder what were gonna do tomorrow?

Jan 23, 2014 dishes

It was my turn to do dishes…

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Really all I had to do was load the dishwasher…..heeee heeeeee
Ohiophotogrl says when she was young she had to wash dishes by hand. Do you know how long that would take me with my little hands?
We want to say happy bday to ohiophotogrls sister Nikki!
Wonder what were gonna do tomorrow?