Today marks the first day of spring, or the vernal equinox. “Vernal” is a Latin term meaning spring. “Equinox” is a Latin term meaning equal night. The idea is that this is the time of year that has an even 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of dark. For us that means, more daylight, warmer temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna. Worms are emerging from the ground to feed the early birds as they arrive back from their migratory homes. Along with the birds, the butterflies are also finding their way back. Ladybugs are lining the open screen doors of mountain homes. Flowers are blooming and trees are starting to not look so bare. The urge to garden is getting stronger as the warmth of the sun calls us out into the yard. Greenhouses are already full of early starting seeds and land is being plowed and tilled in preparation.
So leave your winter coats at home. Pull out your lightweight jackets and pullover sweaters. Come join us on the porch and let’s get caught up on our vitamin D!