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Me and my shadow

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Well, here we are again, Phil.

I'm sorry, who are you?

I'm not Bill Murray.

Oh, right.  You're the guy who wakes me up early every year.

Right, right! You remember.

Yeah, you're hard to forget.

So, whaddya think?

Think?  About what?

About how much winter we have left?

Did you bring any coffee with you?

[ahem] First the prognostication, then we can talk about coffee.

That's not what we agreed on last year, but fine, fine, let's get this over with.  Move your arm a little, let me look around a bit.  Let's see, l,et's see... it's so overcast around here... I don't see anything .... so ....

No shadow!!  He doesn't see his shadow!!!  That's good enough for me, spring is close!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah... can I go back to bed now? I need my beauty rest.

Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

My next door neighbor just left yesterday for two months in Florida ! That told me all I needed to know .

Feb 02, 2024 08:47 AM
Alan May

Weather Forecast in Florida:

Feb 02, 2024 11:02 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

As I looked out the window this morning at the overcast sky and the droplets falling, I knew Chuckles, here in CT a cousin of Phil's wasn't going to see his shadow. Hooray!!!!

Feb 02, 2024 11:47 AM
Alan May

I have a lot of faith in Chuckle's prognostication abilities.

Feb 02, 2024 02:22 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

It seems counter intuitive that if it is sunny winter will continue, but if cloudy and rainy, even snowing Spring is right around the corner. But, glad he did not see his shadow and warmer days are not far off.

Feb 02, 2024 12:28 PM
Alan May

It does, doesn't it.  Any more counterintuitive than believing that a rodent can predict the weather?

Feb 02, 2024 02:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Alan- My bluebirds have been getting kind of randy lately and they've been checking out the bluebird boxes. I think they knew what Phil's prediction would be. 

Feb 02, 2024 05:54 PM
Alan May

Randy Bluebirds?

Feb 03, 2024 11:46 AM
Kathy Streib

wanting to get a jumpstart on the mating season!!!!    A  few years ago they started too early and had eggs about to hatch when we had snow and a hard freeze. 

Feb 03, 2024 02:33 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I enjoyed the movie but I have never worried too much about what the groundhog does since our winters are a lot warmer than most, haha.

Feb 03, 2024 04:58 AM
Alan May

There's a movie?

Feb 03, 2024 11:46 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Before you know it spring will be here. Flowers and trees in bloom. A beautiful time of the year!

Feb 03, 2024 05:39 PM
Alan May

Spring has sprung
the grass has riz

I wonder where
the birdies iz?

Feb 04, 2024 04:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Feb 03, 2024 06:12 PM
Alan May

Why thank you.  I was wondering if I had any features, and if so where they were?

Feb 04, 2024 04:32 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Cute!  I totally spaced Ground Hog Day but happened to catch a clip on the news.  I like your version better Alan!

Feb 04, 2024 06:23 AM
Alan May

We're closer than smog when it clings to L.A.

Feb 04, 2024 04:34 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Alan,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah Ha" moments for the week! I love your rendition of the proclamation by Phil!! We are having another 70 degree day in Austin...definitely milder than last year when we got struck with that ice storm!

Feb 04, 2024 06:35 AM
Alan May

If it weren't for the lack of decent material for Kathy to choose from, I'd never have made the cut.

Feb 04, 2024 04:35 PM
Kathy Streib

Alan May "ain't true" 

Feb 04, 2024 05:47 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This was hilarious, Alan. I understand Phil does not really have a great track record over the years, although I suspect the accuracy varies by area...we'll see if he is on target in 2024.


Feb 04, 2024 01:24 PM
Alan May

Imagine my surprise, Jeff, that Phil is somewhat inaccurate.

Feb 04, 2024 04:36 PM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

Yesterday my friend spotted the first signs of spring in NYC - The Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck...seriously- that is our true first sign of spring in NYC.

Feb 10, 2024 07:54 AM
Alan May

We don't have Mister Softee in our area. :-(

Feb 11, 2024 05:31 AM