Saturday, March 19, 2016

Local Saturday - Almost Spring

Spring is here!  In our time zone, it arrives tomorrow at 4:30 am.

I'll hopefully be asleep.

Here in upstate New York, we are usually only starting to melt. But not this year.

Crocuses in my Binghamton, New York area yard say:  it's spring!
A budded out tree on the Vestal Rail trail says:  it's spring!

And, in New York City, things are already blooming.  These pictures were taken by a relative who lives in New York City earlier this week, at Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan.

In its famous Heather garden, heather is blooming.

Hellebore, also called Lenten Rose.

More of these lovely blooms later this week.

Special things will happen tomorrow on the Vernal Equinox. 

Many religions treat this equinox as a time of birth, of renewal.  Let's hope so - our Earth needs a lot of renewing, as we humans try more and more, it seems, to destroy it.

Whether spring or fall begins for you tomorrow, I wish you a happy Vernal Equinox.


  1. After days of 90s temperatures earlier in the week, today it was in the 50s and windy - cooler than many of our winter days. Spring indeed!

    1. What strange weather we are all having.

  2. My purple crocus are blooming also. The weather man said we should have rain on first day of spring. I sure hope there wrong.

    1. Hoping for some good weather for you.

  3. I recently moved to a rental house. There are some bulbs, starting to pop their heads up in the backyard. I'm eager to see what they are!


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