Staten island resident ground-hog, Chuck, says that spring is coming soon. Doesn’t take a groundhog getting woken up from a winter’s nap to be able to see that coming. Daffodils are already peeking out of the ground in Inwood Park and some cherry trees have blossomed in Central Park.
The weather is as usual unpredictable and confusing to all. The two famous groundhogs – Chuck of Staten Island and Punxsutawney Phil of Gobbler’s Knob – are only right a little over 30 percent of the time and can now sleep in peace for the next couple of months. Supposedly, Phil did see his shadow and let the highly disputable ground-hog whisperers, known as the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle, know that we’re in for another six weeks of winter. Our Chuck, a little more in tune with what’s been going on above the semi-permafrost or is he probably just using his common sense?
This is what Central Park looked like last year around this time and what it typically looks like here in NYC:
A winter storm isn’t out of the question in the near future and I’ll enjoy each mild day as it comes – mild or frigid. This time last year I was packing for a long weekend in Tulum. I think that I’ll stop looking for winter travel deals and use the money for the trip to Asia this May.
Table tennis anyone?