February 1, 2011

Candelaria aka Groundhog Day

February 2nd marks the mid-way point between the winter solstice and spring equinox! Yay! And it's also thought of as the day we predict how much longer winter will last, which is why so much attention is paid to how groundhogs act today, especially in " you know where" Pennsylvania.
But in Mexico and other places, it is traditionally a time start spring planting. Earlier today, inspired by these blooming aloes on the edge of Garrafon Park, I came home to ponder what to do with the yerba buena (think mint mojotos!) I had bought from the Maya Plant Lady and deal with the standing chilies I got from her earlier morning.
Luckily, Sergio came by to clean the deck and I put gave him extra work, getting ready for candelaria! Rather, getting a jump on it!


drgeo said...

Happy Groundhog Day!

KfromMichigan said...

Thank God he did NOT see his shadow! We got 9 inch of snow last night! (on top of what we already had on the ground)

drgeo said...

Two words Zina: "bellybutton tattoo" !
Should he draw an innie or an outie?