Happy spring, everyone!
Living in Florida there aren’t many signs that spring has sprung, but at my house in Maine, there are clearly season changes afoot. The air changes texture and loses its sharp edge.
Spring flowers peek through the snow, first the crocus, then the daffodils and hyacinths….
The ducks return…
sometimes they probably wonder if they need to re-set their biological clocks.
This is March. It’s wild, wacky and unpredictable. And, until 1751 according to the English (solar) calendar then in effect, March 25th was the start of the new year. The English had no corner on the calendar market. Europe was rife with competing calendars. When the change happened things had gotten so out of hand that September lost 11 days! But that’s not important at the moment.
What is important? How much sense it makes to celebrate New Year in the spring! The cycle of life begins again after the long hibernation of winter. If you made resolutions in January, it’s a good time to dust them off and see where you are in the light of the longer, softer, days. And if you totally blew them out of the water – now’s the time to re-evaluate and re-calibrate them. A tweak here, a trim there and you’re ready to tackle the rest of the year knowing what works best.
Happy second new year!
Do you love spring? What’s your favorite sign that winter has passed?