Groundhog Day is a popular North American tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks; but if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.
West Virginia cancelled their celebration for 2021 but Pennsylvania did their celebration virtually. Are you anxious for Spring to get here?
biting chills, and
white snow fluffed hills
Valentine’s day, oh how gay!
Presidents ’ Day is coming our way.
February, sweet and small, greatest month of all.”
― Eric Lies (28 Word Poem for February)
The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.
― William C. Bryant
Late February, and the air’s so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. In Florida, it’s strawberry season – shortcake, waffles, berries and cream will be penciled on the coffee shop menus.
― Gail Mazu
February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.
― Dr. J. R. Stockton
February makes a bridge, and March breaks it.
― George Herbert
February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.
― Shirley Jackson
January is always a good month for behavioral economics: Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions. February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken.
― Sendhil Mullainathan
The February born will find
Sincerity and peace of mind;
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they the Pearl (also green Amethyst) will wear.