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Uploaded: 05/03/15 7:11 PM GMT
Groundhog Day
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Groundhog Day came a little late this year and judging from the results I'm wishing it had not come at all. I'm afraid we're in for six more weeks of winter all because this cursed rodent saw his shadow. If he had bothered to pop his silly head out of his den last week when it was dark, dreary, overcast and downright gloomy we wouldn't be in this predicament. So its time to unpack all your winter clothing and put the snow tires back on the car. And if snowedin_648 would please get in touch with me, I'd like to buy back the snow shovel I sold to you on craigslist.

Enjoy and your comments welcomed.

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::Jimbobedsel
05/03/15 7:46 PM GMT
I wouldn't worry too much about the six more weeks of winter....but if you get stuck in a rut like Bill Murray did in the movie, which could go on for years, THEN I would worry! Anyways...this is a gorgeous shot of the furry little critter. Nice work.
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.GIGIBL
05/03/15 7:59 PM GMT
Nice close-up very well captured Wendell.
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.picardroe
05/03/15 8:03 PM GMT
A nice catch Wendell, Very well captured.
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.GomekFlorida
05/03/15 8:29 PM GMT
I don't want to irk my northern friends, but we had a winter this year? In case those who don't know, I'm in the deep south, so it got a bit chilly for a short while but no snow. I feel for those who had to deal with all the mess and frigid temps, I spent 25 years living with it as well. Anyhow, nice shot of this fore bringer of spring.
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Long before the white man and long before the wheel, when the dark green forests were too silent to be real. Light foot 1967
::jerseygurl
05/04/15 12:18 AM GMT
The cursed rodent is so cute and you managed to get a great shot - he blends in nicely with his natural environment - nice work Wendell!!!
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::tigger3
05/04/15 12:36 AM GMT
Great profile shot of the critter, I like the color tones in this, and it's well focused. tigs=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
::Constance52347
05/04/15 4:54 AM GMT
Never seen one of these except in the zoo. He's kind of cute for having such an important job! Super sharp image of the little guy...and great colors, as well.
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::Dunstickin
05/04/15 6:36 AM GMT
Weather is fickle!....But to be gloomy about it makes it worse!...

Just think of it as a chilly Spring eh!...lol
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::trixxie17
05/04/15 3:17 PM GMT
I think he came a little late to the party Wendell - 6 more weeks of a cool spring perhaps - nice capture.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
.gizmo1
05/04/15 6:42 PM GMT
I am just pleased we don't have the in the UK and are weather is not bad in fact it was lovely and sunny to day plus very warm too ,so you can have my shovel I did not need it this winter lol.Great looking capture of what looks like a cute creature and your compstion is spot on and I see through the love forest nice blue sky ,winter you say lol.
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.susanlynn
05/05/15 3:33 PM GMT
A great close up of the this cute little groundhog Wendell - he looks as though he's still looking for his shadow.
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.Lightpainter
05/07/15 2:48 AM GMT
Nice shot of the little critter. Not an easy task because he blends in so well with the surroundings. Good luck with the contest.
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.icedancer
05/09/15 2:31 PM GMT
Great capture and find, he doesn't seem to mind you taking his profile. Really like the colour tones and lighting
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