Monday, 2 February 2015

An Early Spring Predicted

I was out the door before 6:40 am this morning, heading on down to Wiarton's Bluewater Park on Colpoy's Bay, as this morning was the beginning of Ground Hog Day and a Prediction was to be made at exactly 8:07 am.  

Cold? it was beyond cold with winds creating -28*C temps, the reason there is such few photos as soon as I had left the Pavilion my camera froze up.  The two photos, other then the one of me all bundled up, had been taken with my iphone before I left for home before I couldn't move any longer.

An amazing Breakfast sandwich of Peameal/Cheese on a Bun with Tim Horton's Coffee had been sponsored by our local Foodland, Caframo and Tim Hortons.  The Sponsors are unbelievable within our small Community, as are the people who Volunteer many hours.

I even sighted the Town Crier and his apprentice not long after I had arrived on scene.

Wiarton Willie was beyond himself "tickled pink" with his prediction of an early Spring ! as you can tell by his charming *smile*.

Should you have missed Willie on Breakfast Television this morning no fear, you may check out the video by *clicking* HERE.

Photo Credit:  Grace Lang

Unfortunately the Fireworks schedule for 7 am had to be cancelled due to the high winds.  I had wished I could have stayed however after taking my one glove off to take the two photos with my iphone my hand had felt like it would never thaw once back in my glove.  I do not take to vicious cold too kindly, or should I say my body does not accept it too well.

It was another great Wiarton Willie Festival this Year, with 2016 being its 60th Year !!! can you imagine this Festival has been running for 60 Years????  

For those who might be curious, check out some Groundhog Facts by *clicking* HERE.  And for the more adventurous, or should I say daring, check out some Groundhog Recipes by *clicking* HERE, but don't be telling Willie !

It has been a long day and it is no surprise I am tired.  Rob is going to do all the Aussie chores this evening for me so I can take it easy since I have been going through revolving door with Puppy meals/cleaning and Adult Aussies out & in all day long, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.


  1. great shots and I do agree that it is wonderful how a small town pulls together. Don't believe a word that Wiarton Willie says though...LOL

  2. Being a Town Crier must be fun!

    Despite Willie's predictions, this is Canada. We can count on winter through the end of March.

  3. Sounds like you had full and fun day ! Yeah for spring ! That's something I have never had happen in the cold is my camera freezing up I have had it in -28 windchill's for a few hours taking wildlife shots and it works great still thankfully ! Great that your town gets together like this ! We got nailed with 11 inches of snow so spent the day snow blowing and digging out lol Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  4. Glad the festival went well; sorry it was so cold!


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