We don't stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking. -- Finis Mitchell

Winter vs Spring

For those of you who don't know, Punxsutawney Phil (the most famous Groundhog of all) saw his shadow yesterday.

That means that there will be six more weeks of winter.

However, the Ground Frog from Sammamish, WA didn't see his shadow. I'm not sure who to believe. A frog or a rodent. Hmmm....

One thing that I do know though is that winter has been very mild in Washington this year. So mild that it feels like spring. But in other places of the nation winter has been fierce.

Here's some pictures that my Aunt sent me. These are of North Dakota the other day:

And these are some pictures of our winter in Washington that my dad sent me today. Can you see a difference?


  1. Hello from ND.... those are really neat photo's

  2. Winter has been fierce in North Carolina. I posted some pics of the recent snow storm today on my blog.