Today is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. It’s the vernal equinox, and we see it as a promise of nicer weather and longer days. ‘Vernal equinox’ just means that the night and day are the same length. It’s not some magical day where the weather suddenly becomes amazing…. even if we wish it were.
Today was a sunny but chilly and windy day here in South Jersey. Judging by a lot of other blog posts I’ve read today, the weather hasn’t been much better elsewhere.
I think Mother Nature is making up for last year. We had an unusually warm winter and very early spring. I was looking through photos from this time last year, and the trees and flowers around town were already bloomed!
This year? My oak tree has a few buds and I have two daffodils bloomed in my front yard. Everything is still bare and in hibernation.
This winter has just been really rough. It’s been cold, rainy, and blah, and my seasonal depression has been awful. I’m ready for sunlight, warm weather for adventuring, and flowers. I’m just ready for winter to be over and spring to begin!
I know many others feel the same way I do. I’ve decided to share some of my early spring photos taken last year, March 2012, to help us imagine spring is already here.
I need more of that in my life, and less below freezing temperatures and winter coats. Spring, please come soon!