Nearing the vernal equinox

Sometime in school I learned the meaning, and somewhere along the way it vanished.  Looking it up in Webster’s (I still prefer the heft of the book and the feel and sound of the pages) I remind myself that ‘equinox’ refers to the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox).  Vernal:  belonging to or characteristic of youth – hence, spring.  Although we are several days from it’s beginning the signs of spring are everywhere!

new growth and blossoms on the lemon trees

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Japanese maples

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bursting into leaf

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apricot

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peach

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plum

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and quince blossoms

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tiny nectarines

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and early peaches already growing

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and thousands of baby oak trees

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the hope of renewal and new life everywhere

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3 responses to “Nearing the vernal equinox

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