First day of spring!

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    Today is the Vernal Equinox, and the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere :)

    On this day, the northern and southern hemispheres receive the same amount of energy from the sun, which rises due east and sets due west.

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    The spring rain is lashing against the window and the spring wind is driving the wind turbine here :rolleyes: DSCI0001 (5).JPG
     
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    Yay!! Spring is here!! (y)

    ::Looks outside::

    Yeah...maybe tomorrow. :(
     
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    Forecast is High of 23.3 - low of 12.2 or 76 and 54

    Nice Spring Weather :)
     
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    Yesss!! Finally!! My tomato plant already beat a Spring and is getting LOADED with tomatoes! Broke the record of tomatoes for me. Now gotta wait 'til they ripen.
     
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    Actually sort of nice here in Michigan today. Above freezing, neither snowing or raining, life is good.
    The geese have been back for about a month, saw robins last week. :)
     
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    Spring arrived early this year--we've had at least three weeks of springlike weather. Our potatoes, turnips, garlic, onions, and lettuces are thriving.
    Our migratory birds are moving on, and the pasture is a verdant green. Spring can be heart-breaking in Texas with high winds, torrential rains or drought (take your pick!), and weeds, weeds, weeds. However, my husband got a mild sunburn while mowing (y)!
     
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    The storm went and the sun was actually hot this afternoon :)

    Started tackling the weeds

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    I think we're going backwards here with snow promised tonight and tomorrow morning, but that's typical of Spring in Britain. :)
     
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    Same here Sheal, we bounce from warm days to ice and snow and back from March through May.
     
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    Interesting, and sad for the robins in harsh winters.
    Yes, ours migrate. Pretty much when the robins start showing up, the northern juncos leave. I feed birds year around so I get to watch the comings and goings. :)
     
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    Lovely today apart from a cold wind

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    First day of spring and we saw our first hummingbird of the season! The salvia greggii near the patio attracts them, and there was the hummingbird, just sipping away.
     
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