Happy Groundhog Day, 2020!

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    and according to the ever-so-wise internet, no shadow was seen by multiple Marmota monax in the northeast US. hope they're right, I could go for an early Spring, not that this has been any kind of a severe winter for me, at least.
     
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    Wishing all palindrome lovers a wonderful day. :)

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  3. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    seen elsewhere on the internet :vbrolleyes:

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    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    That's why they are referred to as "whistle pigs." :vbwink:
     
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    I imagine the groundhog doesn't start whistling the Andy Griffith Show theme music when it senses danger. ;)

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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    If I'd known how to spell out what a wolf whistle sounds like, it'd've been a different word•balloon :vbgrin:

    EDIT: raspy, is there anything similar south of the equator? Not wolf whistles…
     
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    AFAIK, nothing similar. Seasonal weather in Ecuador and Colombia doesn't vary that much. Right now, it's "winter" in Ecuador, but there "winter" means hot, humid, and rainy. The other season is "summer" (June through November), but this means cold, dry, and sunny. No animals are used to mark (or wish!) the passage of either season. There are some flocks of birds to be seen over Guayaquil around October, that should mark the start of winter in Ecuador, but nobody takes much notice of them. Temperature range is quite narrow, lowest in "summer" in Guayaquil is around 20°C (68°F) and highest in "winter" is around 40°C (104°F). Colombia is a similar case, seasons are not so marked, but it's also confusing because there's 2 rainy seasons every year. These seasons roughly correspond to winter and summer in the northern hemisphere. Temperatures in Medellin very rarely go outside the 18°C - 30°C (64.4°F - 86°F) which makes for a pleasant weather all year long. I guess both Colombia and Ecuador are too close to the Equatorial line to have much seasonal variation.

    Peru and Bolivia are sufficiently away from the Equator to have 4 seasons. Right now it's nearing the end of summer, which has been quite hot, except when it rains. Autumn should begin at the end of the month, and I'm already in fear of the upcoming March equinox (on the 20th), which marks the start of the cooling period. I still have fresh memories of last winter <shudder>. BTW, to the best of my knowledge no animals are used to mark seasons in Bolivia either. They're mostly reserved for sacrifices during the challas (religious festivities) :eek:. Next challa is during the carnival (first week in March). Llama population gets a significant hit during that week :eek:.
     
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    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    :vbgrin: :vbgrin: :vbgrin:
     
  9. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    And now, a BTW update (an audio-visual daily double :vbrolleyes: )
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    Har. :vbrolleyes: My zoysia lawn is still an unappetizing shade of grey but yesterday I saw that in spite of torrential rains and freezing temps, the patches of weeds from last fall have come back in larger masses than before. :vbfrown:
     
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