Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vernal Equinox: Welcome, Spring!


The word equinox comes from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are 12 hours everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.  It happens because of the Earth's position in its annual journey around the Sun.  It marks the first day of spring.  Now, the days will get longer and hopefully, warmer. 


This time last year, we were getting ready to plant our gardens.  This year, the silly weatherman has put some snow in the forecast for tomorrow. There you go.  It is one of the joys of living in North Alabama.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
-Margaret Atwood