Thursday, February 02, 2006

Happy Groundhog Day!

Let me be the first to wish all of my friends HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! For you who missed Phil's awaking from his long winters slumber to make his forecast you can go here to watch the festivities. To be sure since Phil did see his shadow there will be SIX MORE WEEKS of winter! Which is ok with me since I'm not looking forward to the hot weather.


For my friends Loubob and Cliff here is a picture of the hibiscus in full bloom in front of my house.



Today was a tennis ball run day. There was a nice breeze from the east with the temp at 68* when I left the house. I did my usual thru the wood and tried to add an extra mile since I felt pretty good. But as I started on the 8th mile one of my neighbors stopped me to ask me a few questions so I was a little late and I could only add a half of a mile. O well. I'm planning on swimming at lunch time and hopefully get to the weight room tonight.






17 comments:

Black Knight said...

I love the hibiscus, grat photo. I remember a beautiful movie named "The groundhog day" where everyday was.....the same day!

LouBob said...

Gee, Thanks! I can only grow 'em in the house.

'Zilla said...

Can you educate me... What is a tennis ball run??? :)

Beautiful flowers!

Comm's said...

Hibiscus is my official flower.

BTW, winter as of today is considered over in Phoenix. 106 days without rain and temps heading into the high 70, low 80's.

Mistress last night was even telling me to bust out the sunscreen for my training, gettting a tan already.

Comm's said...

BTW Jen, a tennis ball run is a polite way to say Fartlek (pronounced Fart-Lick)

Oldman said...

actually a tennis ball runis a fartlek run where I use the ball to bounce ahead of me and speed up to catch it then slow down....I have even had to go chase the ball when it takes an odd bounce or I don't catch it...it causes you to speed up and slow down thus fartlek. it is even better when you have a partner to run with and you can make them work really hard ....

susie said...

I bought a plant today,hoping it would make me think spring was coming faster. Beautiful photos

Cliff said...

Not funny oldman. I wish it snow in Florida :)

april anne said...

Happy Groundhog Day to you too! It sounds like your training is going really well. Way to go.

Bolder said...

ah, Florida -- the promised land.

Susan said...

Great photos. I love hibiscus.

Deene said...

Happy ground hog day! six more weeks of winter..

Wylee said...

Six more weeks of winter? Are you sure? I heard that groundhog is a notorious L-I-A-R.

The flowers are pretty, do they smell good too?

Oldman said...

I have always found that Phil is a very truthful groundhog and better predictor than our local weatherman.

The hibiscus have no smell, unfortunately since I have them in the front of my house and in a hedge along my pool cage.

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