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2015 Punxsutawney Phil

2015 Punxsutawney Phil, 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Gessoboard 

$ 75. Etsy Shop

OK, so Phil saw another 6 weeks.  Here is New York, we'll still have snow through most of April, now matter what he see's or doesn't see.  Although Phil has a following in Punxsutawney, PA - other groundhogs from all over the grand USA have their 5 minutes of fame.  

Two that come to mind right away are Atlanta, GA and NY City.  Tragically, NYC Mayor DeBlasio, actually dropped the 2014 groundhog and that accident resulted in the groundhog's death.  So, this year DeBlasio is not allowed to hold the groundhog.

I might start a groundhog series, because there are really good pictures in the Internet to work from.  We'll see what tomorrow brings.


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