I was headed to the basement last Friday when I noticed this sign on the side of my neighbor’s house. The day was bright and sunny so my first thought was that it be a signal of an early spring. Whereas the groundhog does not make an annual appearance in Oregon, we are left to interrupt the winter/spring transition ourselves.
The past several days have dashed my hopes for an early spring; we have experienced two wind storms, rain, hail, sleet, and snow. So what could this sign mean?