Groundhog Day is when people try to guess whether there will be six more weeks of winter weather or an early spring. It’s not coincidence that Groundhog Day is celebrated on Candlemas. Both fall between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, between Christmas and Easter, between short days and long. We are tired of cold, dark days and eager for warmth and sun. But we are not hunting groundhogs! This is a traditional American song but we could be singing a Christmas carol. 40 days after Christmas, Candlemas marks the end of the Christmas and Epiphany season.
2 thoughts on “Groundhog”
One of the best. Sally in a featured role and a new song…but one Boykin has some concerns about. Never to worry. I love the new song Greg has given us, and groundhogs are safe around me.
Even when her name is sung, Sally stays out of sight.