Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Equinox

Spring equinox is simply the official beginning of the spring season, the time when the Sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night are of equal length, marking the beginning of spring.
In the northern hemisphere this is around March 21, in the southern hemisphere around September 23.

For most of us it is simply the time when the weather starts to turn to a promise of warmer days and the volatile wrath of winter goes to rest.

A time to start planning for the gardening season, preparing beds, ordering seed, dreaming of the full blown results that will appear in the early summer. Beautiful flowers, aromatic herbs and fresh vegetables just for the picking.

A season to watch, admire, and learn about...the new butterfly in the butterfly bush, watch for the bees that are so crucial for pollination, and to wait for the first flock of wild turkey to appear for early morning foraging in the beds and under the trees.

Rabbits, toads, and a host of other wild critters that brave the challenge of fresh spring offerings will try to set up a home spot...some can stay and some have to move on....such is life in the world of the pecking order.

I am hoping your garden is as lively as mine with the spring arrival.

See you in the gardens~




Makes me wish I had a garden again. I've lived in a high-rise since 1977, so it's been a very long time since I actually had a little bit of yard space (and I mean little) where I could plant an array of flowers. It will be so nice when the flowers are coming up again. My friend actually had to pull some weeds the other day and her crocuses are coming up. That's a good sign of spring.

Debbie's L'Bri said...

Our crocuses are coming up and the robins are coming back. Not quite warm enough to plant garden yet. We are getting baby ducks end of this week. Spring is coming.