Saturday, April 7, 2007

Is Spring Here Yet?

It is already spring but why does it still feel like winter? The temperature outside now is 39˚F (4˚C) but with the wind chill, it feels like 32˚F (0˚C). I guess Punxsutawney Phil miscalculated the length of winter this year. Who is Punxsutawney Phil? Punxsutawney Phil is a groundhog that, according to folklore, can predict the arrival of spring.

Based on the legend, if a groundhog see its shadow when it comes out of the burrow on February 2 (also known as GroundhogDay) there will be another 6 weeks of winter. However, if it doesn't see its shadow, there will only be another 42 days of winter. Obviously this is a joke because 6 weeks = 42 days. Regardless of what happens, spring will definitely arrive on March 21.

This photo above was taken on Wednesday afternoon when it was cold and rainy the entire day. The train approaching the station was the #7 subway train that connects Times Square in Manhattan and Flushing, Queens.

N.B.: I would like to thank Edwin of Kuala Lumpur Daily Photo for helping me reconfigure the size of this photo (and future photos) on this blog.