Spring Equinox

Today is the Vernal Equinox! It happened precisely at 2:37 am where I live. The sun rose at exactly due east (90 degrees on the compass) and will set at exactly due west (270 degrees on the compass), which won’t happen again until next fall during the autumnal equinox.

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Living in a bit of a hollow, shaded on two sides by small mountains, our place can be a bit behind when it comes to plants realizing it’s spring. As much as I love flowers, I haven’t had the energy to plant or tend to any in the past few years, so I enjoy whatever Mother Nature has seen fit to keep alive. Mostly wildflowers. Yet it’s still too early for blooms, as stick-like branches are just beginning to pop out buds that will eventually unfurl into leaves.

My writing table sits beside a large window where all sorts of wildlife pass by, and recently the robins and Steller’s jays have been very busy gathering grasses and sticks for their nests.

Wandering outside for a while in between sprinkles, I grabbed a few photos of plants that adorn our place, remaining green throughout the year. Enjoy.

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 20 year old son, a former merchant ship's deck officer, and a wife. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. My most recent adventure has me navigating a very challenging Kundalini Awakening.
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11 Responses to Spring Equinox

  1. candidkay says:

    I love your spring photos! Everything looks very magical.

  2. Dwight Hyde says:

    Beautiful and so peaceful😊. Thank you for sharing.

  3. The birds are gorgeous and squirrels..I miss them so much. What a beautiful part of the world. 💙🦋🙏

  4. Adrian says:

    The Stellar jay is amazing! I’ve had birdfeeders for the first time in my life the past 3-4 years, and I’m loving learning the prairie/forest/pond birds of southern Iowa (we’re on 10 acres of mostly open land, with a 1-acre pond and forests nearby and town 2 miles away). In my workshop I’m nearer the trees and have a different selection of birds back there. They make me very happy. Happy equinox!!

  5. These beautiful photos make me want to develop my photography skills!

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