Friday, March 20, 2009
Vernal Equinox - 2009
An important annual event for us North Hemispherians! And for me, personally. Of all the cyclical events, this one always seems to hold more promise, even more so than the Winter Solstice. Anyway, the sun crossed the equator at 7:44 EDT and Spring officially arrived!! Tired of a long cold windy snowy season, I cheered the dawn. It was cloudy at that actual moment, so I had to envision the sun as I watched an unexpected handful of tiny snowflakes floated down (like a celebratory sparkle of icy confetti). But within 20 minutes the clouds where gone and the sun shone brightly through the pines.
Though I've been very active gardening in the basement (yet another new post today on "propagation page") and with outside Winter Sowing lately, the arrival of Spring is sanction to really get a little garden crazy! I still have my annuals to WS (starting this weekend), and then there are the bee houses that must be put up to entice the natives to procreate in the sanctuary, and the hunt is on for fruitful shrubs and trees (for the wildlife) at the local nurseries and box stores, and I need to do more research on pollinators.... *whew*
And then I have to start watching for news from the White House as our first lady plants an 1100 sq/ft organic kitchen garden on the south lawn. Now, how cool is that! Maybe we'll get lucky and she'll BLOG about it!
Hmmm, maybe we should suggest that. And while we're at it, let's send her an email with a link to the GardenWeb Organic Gardening forum. Can't hurt, no? ;-D