The Spring Equinox is at 1:32 p m tomorrow afternoon. I always keep track of those important times – while recognizing that in the natural world, the Equinox is not one moment, but a process, a shift, over several days. In this case, a literal and figurative thawing out, turning from stasis to growth.
I am amazed that the chipmunks are not awake yet. I expected to see their little tails sticking up as they run around the garden a week or two ago, but no visitations yet. The goldfinches are busy turning back to their bright and beautiful yellow. And I saw a yearling buck with his antlers just beginning to grow.
The kale actually wintered over, even under all that snow for so many weeks. And some of the collard greens made it as well. I’ve started to rake leaves off the flower beds as they dry out a bit. In the veggie garden, we’ll just turn them under. And spring bulbs are popping up everywhere – I love how they naturalize and spread all on their own.
Thanks, Sunshine and Rain, for making all this happen!