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02 February 2011

What are your thoughts

On Groundhog Day?  They are saying he didn't see his shadow - spring is near.  Well, maybe on the East Coast, but two of the past three years Big Bear has had killing freezes the last week of May.  Spring won't be here for another 3 months or so.

What do you think of Groundhog Day?   Does it make any sense?  

Groundhog Day doesn't hold much sentimentality for me.  It is the anniversary of my first wedding - long ago ended in divorce.  Do you think i should have seen it coming - that we chose such a weird day for the wedding?

I do have fond memories of my first January/February in Southern California.  The days were definitely golden.  It is days like those that bring vacationers to So Cal, and even motivates some of them (before the high cost of land here) to relocate.  I remember the colors of the blooming trees and plants that year.  The poinsettia was a brilliant red - i'd never in my life seen one outside of a pot before. While January and February are vivid and delightful in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, i'm not sure any of them have quite had the same resplendent color that year had.  But then, i was much, much younger.  My eyes probably don't see the same. 

Today was a good day.  It wasn't an easy day, but it was a good one just the same.  Blessings on you, Dorothy, for teaching me that.  I hope that you can know how i appreciate it, from your new position in Heaven.  :)

 P.S. - thank y'all for tolerating my venting/ranting/raving post previous to this one.  I so appreciate your patience and tolerance.



Amrita said...

Hi Kathryn, your pictures are lovelt.

Ye s Dorothy has a good lesson for me too


Groundhog Day is like most of the other "day' things. It's all about the money. If you want to sell hats, cards and shirts...just make up some stupid holiday and you will have a ready market for your products.

Kathryn said...

Hi, Amrita. :) Thank you.

I think Dorothy was a blessing to all she touched.

Hi Ron. I think you are right. We enjoy holidays, but most of them come with a price, and the marketing/retail community tries to make the most of it!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day. :)

Amrita said...

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Check it out

Kathryn said...

Thank you, Amrita. It is always fun to visit new GF blogs.