Sunday, 20 March 2016

Happy First Day of Spring

Spring is my most favorite season
There is a spring in my step
and joy in the air

happiness is abound everywhere

There's no time to cast shade, when you're busy shining light.

I love this fashion show and the music
Ooooh la la we all have spring fever

“If Spring came but once in a century, instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake, and not in silence, what wonder and expectation would there be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Smile it's spring

Hello Spring!
Today is the Vernal Equinox, or the official beginning of spring.
It started at exactly 12:30am EDT, and day and night are of equal length. 
This happens to be the earliest arrival of spring since 1896—the result of a fluke in the calendar. 
Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 decreed that leap year not fall on centennial years, unless that year was divisible by four—so 2000 was considered a leap year, but not 1900. That "causes the March equinox to arrive roughly three-quarters of a day earlier in the 21st century than at corresponding years in the 20th century." Every four years, the March equinox will shift earlier, ultimately bringing us to the earliest one of the 21st century: 10:03am March 19, 2096.

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"The optimist is the human personification of spring."
~ Susan J Bissonette

Yahoo spring is here
How long I wait for you sweet love

 Ostara, originally the name for the spring Equinox, is the Germanic Goddess of spring and dawn.
The name "Eostre" (Old Germanic "Ostara"), is related to that of Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn, and both can be traced back to a Proto-Indo-European goddess of dawn.

Her true mystery is evident every year. She is the first warm spring winds, the birds that return, the trees that bud and curl forth leaves and flowers. She is the awakening earth, rabbits and hares, the eggs that appear after a winter of no light. City folk may not know that chickens who are kept in natural lighting quit laying in the winter, when the days are short, and begin again as the days lengthen. March/April is their peak time of year, and those eggs were a valued and welcome protein source for our winter-starved ancestors. Ostara's legacy is all those colored eggs which many of us still hang on trees every year.

Jakob Grimm, in his Teutonic Mythology, maintained that "Ostara, Eástre, was goddess of the growing light of spring." Holy water in the form of the dew, or water collected from brooks, was gathered at this time; washing with it was said to restore youth. Beautiful maidens in sheer white were said to seen frolicking in the country side. Also according to Grimm, the white maiden of Osterrode was said to appear with a large batch of keys at her belt, and stride to the brook to collect water on Easter morning.

Ostara is usually experienced as a young maiden - as Ember Cooke writes, "...old enough to bear children, but not a mother." She is wreathed in flowers or new greenery, and often dances. She is often joyous, but can just as easily turn suddenly solemn, like the spring weather that can quickly turn to rain. Like Spring itself, she is capricious, innocent and knowing by turns.

Hail to the Maiden of Spring, the dawning of the year! Bring freshness into all our lives.

Look at me!
                                          Look at me!
                                          Look at me NOW!
                                          It is fun to have fun
                                          But you have to know how."

 — Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat)

As seen on the gorgeous blog The Dutchess
Thank you 

It is also Palm Sunday

A new commandment I give to you, that you should love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.


  1. Beautiful Spring post dear Jeanne and love all the lovely things you have shared. Happy Spring and new week