Tag Archives: Equinox

Spring Equinox

Happy spring! Our area, and our garden, are finally seeing some of the rain we desperately missed all winter. Maybe not enough to stave off drought, but it replenishes plants, animals, soil, and our veg starts. Spring’s promise is sweet: … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox: Colors of Nature

At Autumn Equinox, we savor the bittersweet delights of a late garden: plaintive call of migrating geese overhead; the hint of fragrance released when brushing against lemon balm and basil; the unparalleled sweetness of the last tomatoes; and, as the seasonal slant … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox, with Frogs!

Happy Spring Equinox! After a brief moment of nearly equal day and night, the sun crosses the celestial equator as it moves north along our ecliptic, and Earth’s northern and southern hemispheres are evenly illuminated. Persians celebrate New Year or Nowruz, and … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox and Equal Night

On September 22, the Autumnal Equinox, fall “officially” arrives here in the Northern Hemisphere (although the Southern Hemisphere marks the return of spring). The sun rises due east and sets due west, shining directly on the Equator. Both hemispheres experience nearly equal … Continue reading

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Spring Blues for a Green Garden

Happy Spring! Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue to the Canterbury Tales …and then, from the deluge and burst of sunshine – the plants burst into life!   … Continue reading

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Fires on the Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox is upon us: The time of year when day and night are roughly equal (Latin aequus and nox, or “equal night”), and the days grow dramatically shorter. The sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west … Continue reading

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Presence in the Present: Vernal Equinox

Happy Spring! This year we are treated to a rare trifecta of astronomical phenomena today: the vernal equinox, a total solar eclipse, and a supermoon! The night and the day are roughly equal, and the Northern Hemisphere prepares for the growing … Continue reading

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