© Miri WTPOTUS March 20, 2013
Today marks the Vernal Equinox of 2013. Something to celebrate!
From Latin, the word equinox means “equal night”. This is the day of the year upon which the length of night equals the length of day. From now until the Summer Solstice, days will get longer and longer. In layman’s terms, it’s officially SPRINGTIME in the USA. Hoorah!
Temperatures in some states remain below freezing, snow has fallen, and a new “winter” storm may be on its way (despite “global warming”).
Nevertheless, birds small and large are singing, hoping to attract a sweetheart and start a new family!
Daffodils nod their lovely heads in morning sunlight.
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!The palm and may make country houses gay,Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,In every street these tunes our ears do greet:Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!by Thomas Nashe
Happy Spring! Let not your hearts be troubled.
Photos: Public domain photos from Wikimedia Commons; image of the precession of the equinoxes courtesy of Tau’olunga.