Today is Groundhog Day. And it’s 65 degrees outside.
Apparently, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, forecasting six more weeks of winter. But we haven’t had the first six weeks yet. Yes, we had a couple weeks where the thermometer plunged below freezing, but overall, it’s been an unusually mild winter. We haven’t had any snow yet (which I love), but we’ve had thunderstorms and even a tornado this winter in North Carolina.
While much of the East Coast is facing the same freakish winter, that’s not the case around the globe. Maybe the only consistent factor is that the weather lately has been inconsistent with whatever is normal. Eastern Europe has been in a deep freeze for over a week. A friend today on Facebook said that the weather in Romania is only 3 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s bad enough, but she said with the wind chill, it feels like -14 degrees. Now that’s cold.
Another friend posted photos of her teenage daughter, dwarfed by the gate in front of their house in Bucharest. Snow had drifted even higher than the gate.
Meanwhile, we have daffodils blooming. And it feels like spring.