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… of course ignoring the fact that there was a blizzard earlier this week and there is still snow on the ground.

I say kill the groundhog, but that’s just me.

The fact remains that today, at 7:02 AM, we are at a 50/50 point. The first day of Spring. Or as Huffington Post says:

At 7:02 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 20, the sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator during a moment known as the vernal equinox when both day and night are about equal — also the official start of the new season.

The seasons are reversed for those in the Southern Hemisphere and the event instead signals the beginning of fall.

I love the fact that every day after today … for a while … there will be more sunlight than darkness. 

Actually, starting on December 21st I start celebrating the fact that each day has more and more sunlight … even though it qualifies as the shortest day of the year.

I’m a glass-half-full kind of person by nature.

For some reason earlier in the day my Mom and I were sharing our Spring poems. So I thought I would share some for all you poetry lovers.

Here is hers …

Spring is sprung.
The grass is riz.
He is mine.
And I am his.

Well, all right. Here is mine …

Spring has sprung.
The grass is riz.
Where last years
reckless driver is.

Then there is the version attributed to ee cummings, or Ogden Nash … or Anonymous.

Spring is sprung
Da grass is riz
I wonder where
dem boidies iz

Da little boids
is on da wing
Ain’t dat absoid
Da little wings is on
da little boid

OK. Personally I could have done without the last part.

Then there is one I found on the internet … not sure who Tammy is, but this did make me laugh.

Spring has sprung; 
The grass has ris. 
I wonder where 
The birdie is?   

There he is 
(up)In the sky. 
He dropped some 
Whitewash in my eye!   

I am no sissy; 
I won’t cry. 
I’m just glad 
The cows can’t fly!

Courtesy of my partner..Tammy

Not a poetry lover, you say?

All right, then I will end todays post with some pretty spring pictures that were out on msn.com this morning … talking about taking a nice spring ride.


Oh, and Happy Spring.

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