Ground Hog Series - I
Originally uploaded by bethcrawford65
This beautiful photo is by professional photographer Beth Crawford. I'd never seen a groundhog until I was in Ohio this past week. Monday, driving from Seville to Miller's Boat Line in Catawba I saw a groundhog by the side of the road. Then while at the Thomas Edison birthplace, I looked out a window and saw a groundhog investigating the flowers in the back garden.
I pointed him/her out to the tall, wiry blonde man standing next to me. "It's good luck to see a groundhog," he said.
My cup of luck must be about to overflow, with two in one week.
If you're wondering how I recognized the groundhog when I'd never seen one before... Well, there are the annual photos of Punxatawney Phil revealing whether or not we'll have six more weeks of winter . But I also used the process of elimination. The animal was four times the size of a squirrel, half the size of a beaver, and nowhere near as ugly as a possum.