Wednesday, 20 March 2013

First Day of Spring

We've been seeing signs of spring for a while now: crocuses and daffodils blooming, wildflowers, vincas, robins, and even a spot of warmer weather. Warmer weather for us usually means reading out of doors and seeing more birds and wildlife. We like to track the coming of wildflowers and to see the new greenery everywhere. 

Supposedly, you can rest a raw egg on its end during the spring equinox. (This doesn't seem to be true; you can apparently rest a raw egg on its end at any time of the year, depending on the egg you choose.) 

Equinox EE-kwin-ox, n., means 'equal night.' This is the time of year when day and night come closest to being equal in length. The spring equinox (first day of spring) is also known as the vernal equinox. Vernal VUR-nul, adj., means 'of or pertaining to spring.'

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