Monday, February 1, 2010

groundhog day

Tower and Sun

The marmot has spoken. Shubenacadie Sam poked his nose out into the sunshine this morning. This year he concurred with Punxsutawney Phil, there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Kind of a no brainer when you live in Nova Scotia.

Lauchie imported the term groundhog day into our household about 12 years ago. He was working offshore in Norway and one of his workmates ended every shift by playing Sarah Brightman's Time to Say Goodbye. Just like the movie, everyday was like groundhog day. Everyday the same as the last, the days rolled out ahead with no end in sight and the work was an interminable grind. Lauchie claims that Groundhog Day is his favourite movie and likes to quip "It's said to be the most spiritual movie of all time". And who doesn't love a movie that gives you a shot at redemption?

Jigs and Bandstand

NW Arm

Jigs top of hill

Jigs on Loop Road

JIgs-shadow inspector

NW Arm sunset


willow said...

Super pics! I haven't seen Ground Hog Day in ages. It's so funny!

Big Shamu said...

great movie, love the scene at the rock quarry.

also love that little dog face that says, What? Do I look like Miss Winnie?