This was apparently yesterday - Feb 2nd. An American thing. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.
The groundhog they use for this Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. The weather this year has been funky. One day we're having a blizzard the next the sun is shining and it is quite mild. I'm hoping he's wrong and winter (such as it is will soon be over).
I couldn't resist these cupcakes I saw at work yesterday. A marvelous woman in the bakery makes them. Had to bring some home for the family!