I never understood Groundhog Day. I admit it. The way it was explained to me as a child was that if the Groundhog sees it's shadow, that there will be 6 more weeks of hard winter, but if it didn't, then spring would come in 6 weeks. Given that explanation, it's no wonder I didn't understand, because even my child's mind could listen to that statement and understand that either way, it's 6 weeks till spring. It's quite a queer tradition by any rate. The Candlemas tradition makes a lot more sense to me in that it predicts the difference between a mild winter and hard winter. I'll go with that one, and by that prediction, winter shall not come again here.