Monday, March 19, 2018

Farewell Winter

In the last two weeks or so it really feels as though we've turned a corner here in the Twin Cities, what with the many signs of winter's weakening grip. I saw firsthand (and photographed) many of these signs on a recent walk down to Minnehaha Creek and to what I've come to call the Prayer Tree (left).

Of course, none of this is surprising given that the vernal (spring) equinox and the astronomical beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere occurs tomorrow, March 20, at 6:29 a.m. EDT (16:15 UTC).

Farewell winter! . . . And may the greening soon begin.

NEXT: Spring's Snowy Start

Related Off-site Links:
The Spring Equinox Is Tuesday: 6 Things to Know About the First Day of Spring – Brian Resnick (Vox, March 19, 2018).
Spring Equinox 2018 Rituals – What Happens at Stonehenge on March 20 and What is Ostara? – Josie Griffiths (The Sun, March 19, 2018).
A Blessed Spring – Heather Greene (The Wild Hunt: Modern Pagan News and Commentary, March 17, 2018).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Photo of the Day – March 4, 2018
In Minneapolis, a Snowy February Friday
Winter of Content
Three Winter Gatherings
Winter Beauty
Winter . . . Within and Beyond
Waiting in Repose for Spring's Awakening Kiss
Dreaming of Spring
Let the Greening Begin

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