Using her mind's eye memory of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog in blue is a timely and striking piece.
Phil - considered to be the world's most famous prognosticating rodent - is supposed to emerge from his home on Gobbler's Knob, near Punxsutawney, and if he sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter. If Phil does not see his shadow, he has predicted an early spring.
From the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day"
Phil Connors (Bill Murry character): This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype. Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to eat it. You're hypocrites, all of you!
Here's to the dream of spring!