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Spring Equinox 2021
Today is the Spring Equinox, the halfway point between the shortest day on Winter Solstice and the longest day on Summer Solstice. Today the number of daylight hours equals the number of hours of darkness. But it is also the day when Life begins to emerge in all its glory. I've heard Spring Equinox referred to as "the birthday of the Earth" because the plants and animals that have been hiding and hibernating begin to come out and show themselves. New flowers, new leaves, eggs, baby animals all arrive now becuase there is light and heat and food to support them.
Larry and I have been housesitting in our Utopia for the past two weeks and we'll be going home on Monday.
While we have been here, we have been hiking various trails. One, in particular, has had so many plants coming to Life that we took our camera one day to take photos.
It still doesn't feel like spring yet, though. It's been cold and raining off and on. The weekend we arrived there was snow on local mountaintops and we had hail more than once this week.
But time is up now for winter and I'm sure spring weather will be coming soon.