Sunday, March 21, 2010

Vernal Equinox Mar. 20, 2010

The first day of spring (Vernal Equinox)
in the northern hemisphere was yesterday,
March 20, 2010.
The ancients used to celebrate this important day.
We always know when it is,
glad it's here,
but we don't really celebrate it anymore.
Seems the ancients were more connected to nature.
Ancient Native Americans built stone structures which

marked the sun rise and sun set of the Vernal Equinox.

Native Americans will be saying good-bye to the season of Waboose,

the Winter, the North, the White Buffalo,

 and welcoming Wabun, the Spring,

the East, the Eagle.

The Vernal Equinox is a time to celebrate the balance of the seasons,

the arrival of Spring,

the renewal and rebirth of Nature,

and the coming lushness of Summer.

It is at this time when light and darkness are in balance,

the day is equal to the night, 

The forces of yin and yang

 are in balance at this time.

It is the time when the World is awakening,

seeds opening, trees budding,

flowers stretching their leaves out to the sun.

It is a rebirth of the world

after the cold Winter months.

This is the time we begin to plant our gardens and our herbs,

so the warm summer sun will help them grow.

It can also be a renewal time for us.

We have this time to renew our thoughts,

our dreams, and our aspirations.

We think of renewing our relationships.

This is an excellent time of year to begin anything new

or to completely revitalize something.

  The longer hours of sunshine will

make us feel good.

So, get out there and




Bea said...

Had a hard time celebrating it, yesterday, SNOW all over the place.
Kinda thru me backwards mentally even though I know it won't last. :)Bea

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your delightful blog today. It was 70 degrees in Texas on Friday (last day of winter) and we had snow yesterday (first day of spring)go figure!

Yvonne said...

Bea, my daughter in Dallas said it snowed there yesterday too. We did get to 38 degrees here but it's warming up fast. It is already in the 60's and it's only noon.

Yvonne said...

Ann, you must be up by Dallas where my daughter is. She said it snowed yesterday too. We were cold this morning but if you stick around it warms up to the 70's by afternoon this time of year. REally it is lovely weather here in south texas. Glad you stopped by. I will have to visit your links as well.

Amy Q said...

Yeah the snow up here was a surprise for the first day of Spring. It's already melted but temps are still in the mid 40's. Next week is supposed to be in the mid 60s to 70s. Woohoo. Can't wait. Hope it continues to warm up. I'm ready to get outside and enjoy it. If it doesn't, Jim and I are coming down to visit you again. :-)
Love you.

Lana's Threads and Musings said...

Lovely photo. Where is Spring? Cold here in Kerrville today. Im ready to dig in the dirt!!

elle said...

A terrific spring report. Time to change the red and green winter stuff out for the fresh and breezy green and whites!

Sherrie said...

Okay, why is it when I was growing up we had the first day of Spring on the 21st? Oh well I am just glad it is Spring. Thanks for joining in my giveaway. I have you noted for your chances, I am having fun adding more stuff to the package. Good luck.

Attic Rat said...

Oh, rats! I missed it. I was planning on standing an egg on end.

I am going to get to go to Round Top at the end of the month. Yeah!!!

- Teresa

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Bless you for this kind greeting to the Spring daffodils are blooming just for me :o).

Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart