Know what happened this weekend? Spring hit!
Here’s what alamanac.com has to say about Spring:
At the start of spring—the vernal equinox—day and night are each approximately 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days before the vernal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going northward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.
Just like the birds fly north in spring, some things happen to me every year. Other than the calendar, here’s how I can tell it’s spring:
- I clean up my garden. (Finally!)
- I start my annual spring diet. (Not to be confused with my annual summer, fall and/or winter diets.)
- I’m excited (and completely amazed) when my perennials start growing.
- I buy every gardening magazine I can get my hands on and read the words right off the page.
- I dream big dreams about what I want my gardens to look like.
- My energy never matches the size of my imagination.
To be honest, I’m a little intimidated when it’s time to start yardwork. There’s always so much to do, I look at it all and think, “Where do I start?”
After trimming back all the stuff I should have whacked last fall, I can at least breathe a little easier. And after that I take one little piece at a time and when I get that one started, I move on to the next.
And it usually works.
I love blue flowers. They’re hard to find, but oh, so beautiful!
So, anything happen in your life when spring lands on you?