Spring, Spring, Spring!
Spring is officially here – but where’s the sunshine, flowers, warmer weather and what’s with all the snow?
On Wednesday, we experienced the vernal equinox, otherwise known as the “First Day of Spring.” But that doesn’t guarantee us immediate transition into leaves on trees, green grass and temps in the 60s and 70s.
The vernal equinox is when the tilt of the earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor toward the sun, giving us an equally long day and night.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Day and night are approximately equal and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.
So while we won’t immediately see springtime blossoms and buds, things are still looking up. The northern hemisphere’s angle toward the sun is getting closer and closer every day – meaning spring is on its way!