20 March is the Vernal Equinox. The word equinox derives from the Latin words meaning ‘equal night’ and refers to the time when the sun crosses the equator. At such times, day and night are of nearly, but not entirely, equal length everywhere in the world. This is because the day is slightly longer in places that are further away from the equator and because the sun takes longer to rise and set in these locations. The vernal equinox occurs in the spring while the autumnal equinox occurs during fall.
Steve and I went back to Sowton Mill to walk amongst the wild daffodils and sit for awhile next to the river. I love this place. Not many people know about it so I can always find solitude here.
The winding, graceful trees keep me company.
And always . . . . . the river flows to the sea.
Yet seems to slow and pause for a while in this beautiful place. Perhaps the daffodils tell it stories of springtime, which the river will sing to the ocean.
From now until the summer solstice on the 21st of June, the days will lengthen. This is a very powerful time of fertility, growth and increase. We chose our wedding time in late May to coincide with the natural world being filled with life.
Flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
A cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
This is the best season of your life.