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Dear Friends,

So our tumultuous winter continues with another Nor’easter on its way – but the Vernal Equinox tells us today is the first day of Spring.

Equal day.  Equal night.  Balance. A pause before the beginnings of a new season.

This page on THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC is a  fascinating and fun collection of facts, seasonal lore and ancient wisdom on the Spring Equinox – along with lots of  helpful info if you plan to plant a garden.

If you’d like more info on the goddesses and gods associated with the coming of Spring, I highly recommend a visit to Beth Owlsdaughter’s blog.

Once again, I’m including this special link to THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC BIRD CALL PAGE

These are the only tweets I want to listen to right now.  I recommend them for a daily jolt of joy.

Spring is right behind that Nor’easter. Get ready to turn the corner.


Spring Equinox - March 20, 2018

Shiver of creation-
tree lover, physical
sympathy with nature,
creation brewing in that fragile
girl/woman body,
lifting that young/old eagle soul,
shivers through you, all
ready to speak out --    Let love
love through you, always.

By Margaret McCarthy, on The New Play Exchange




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