Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundog Day in Crisfield...Not! Crab predicts weather in Maryland

"I make the weather." ~ Quote from movie Groundhog Day.

Punxsutawney Phil, you have competition!

 We don't have any groundhogs in Crisfield unless they have rounded up some scuba-diving gear.
Filtered photo to show the shadow better. Slight, but there. Maybe that means only five more weeks of winter.

Many of you may remember the adventures of John John Crabby Crab.Well, he decided that Punxsutawney Phil should not get all the glory of predicting the weather. After talking it over with Sookie, his soul-mate (a sook is a female crab), he went down to the Crisfield dock to see if he could see his shadow. He did. A tiny one, but a shadow none the less.

Next year Crabby Crab wants to invite our Mayor P. J. Purcell to don a tux and top hat, making this an official event. He also wants to invite the city officials and Miss Crustacean, along with a ton of visitors. BIG PARTY!

Crabby Crab thinks we should wake up a Crisfield crab from his mud-house to do the honors. DNR, can we get permission for a watermen to round up just one crab? We can fix up a nice mud-hut for him to emerge from. Please? You can come, too.


After Crabby Crab had predicted the weather, he had a snowball fight with Sookie. Notice no shadows in this photo, not even a shallow one.

Six more weeks of winter - perhaps five based on the shallow shadow in the first photo and no shadow in the second photo. 

Let's see if a Crisfield crab is smarter than a Pennsylvania groundhog.


A Scattering said...

You're lucky, around here if Wiarton Willie sees his shadow it's 6 more weeks of winter! Wiarton Willie is nowhere near as cute as John John Crabby Crabb.

Bagman and Butler said...

Hooray for Chisfieltawny Crab! Good to see him again. Go, Patty, go!

Patty said...

Scattering: It is six here as well. But we will hope for five. This has been an exceptionally cold and wet year. All part of Mother Nature's design, so I won't complain. I wonder if Gray and Skipper saw their shadows while they were sitting in one of their sunny spots?

Bagman and Butler: Thanks. I was hoping to come up with an official name for Crabby Crab for next year.

Barry said...

And a new era is born! Heck I think the predictions of Chisfieltawny Crab should be televised so those of us up here in Canada can know what to expect too.

Although, can you trust a crab to ever make a happy prediction? Or will he always be predicting 6 more weeks of winter?

Patty said...

That's a good one Barry. Crabs would prefer a few more weeks of mud-living winter. But I think we could find an impartial crab if we looked hard enough.