March 20, 2013
The vernal equinox occurred this morning at 7:02 AM, marking not only the start of spring, but also the start of the astronomical year! Since the vernal equinox involves the sun crossing the celestial equator from the south to the north, it’s not something you can see like other astronomical occurrences like an eclipse or meteor showers. Once this happens, the earth begins to change! The days lengthen with more sunlight, snow melts, rivers flood, leaves bud, monarchs migrate, oceans bloom with plants, and the arctics awaken!
All right, did I bore you? This is just a friendly reminder that earth is a fascinating place.
Of course what the vernal equinox also brings, in a non-scientific way, are rain-boots for the April showers, light and bright jackets, dresses that flow with the breeze, loafers sans socks, sandals to set those little toes free, and so much more. With all of our spring deliveries coming in on time, we’re beyond excited here at A.K. Rikk’s and have begun starting plans for the spring and summer. An outside theatre in our back park? Picnics in the park? You’ll have to wait and see!