Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Groundhog Day!

Or perhaps I should say, "Happy Spring!" Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow this morning so legend would have it that Spring will be arriving early this year. Yay! Actually I believe it is 6 weeks away either way, but it is fun to dream of Spring!

In honor of this early Spring I have a FREEBIE for you. It is a paper and a tag from my Song of Spring scrappin' set. The tag includes the verse:
11 See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
12 Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves

is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their
Arise, come, my darling;
my beautiful one, come with me."
Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Enjoy this and dream of pink Spring blossoms! You can download this freebie here. It will be available for only one week or 100 downloads so grab it while you can.

I was doing a bit of research on Groundhog day for the kids this morning and thought I would pass along some great links that I found:
Annie's Groundhog Day page
Is it Spring yet?
Enchanted Learning

I also discovered that today is Candlemas which is the halfway point between the start of Winter and Spring. It is celebrated by the Roman Catholic church and honors the purification of Mary.

And one more interesting tidbit for the day. Did you know that groundhogs are commonly refered to as woodchucks and uncommonly refered to as whistle-pigs. Yes! Weird but true.
Happy Whistle Pig Day!!!

1 comment:

Gail said...

Happy Whistle Pig Day - and thanks for the chuckle! Pretty kit - thank you for the freebies!