At 07:28 AM 2/3/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >>dateline Feb 2, 1997. No groundhog shadow by the iris patch to
> report in this area of the continent... <<
> General Lee, the groundhog at Yellow River Game Ranch, near Atlanta,
> predicts an early spring.
I just returned from a Garden Club meeting at which the speaker was a local
birder. He reports that several people have seen goldfinches "yellowing up"
already and he views that as an indication of an early spring.