was the summer of 2005 and we were visiting Hay Island in Oliphant,
which is near Sauble Beach and the town of Wiraton of Wiraton Willy fame
- a gopher that comes out in February, sees its shadow, or not, and folk
then make prediction as to how many more days of Winter are remaining.
Not exactly a science to be sure, but more like soothsaying and a much
needed distraction from the winter blahs.
I was out painting on a lovely summers day when this picture was taken .
. . did not see any gophers around.