March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung

Today is the first day of spring, and not surprisingly the world doesn't look a whole lot different here in the Pacific Northwest. The day started out with heavy rain but that has passed on in favor of dry windy weather. The equinox was actually at 4:44 am, so maybe I slept through the sound of trumpets as the season clicked over.

Day is already slightly longer than night, and that will improve incrementally over the next few months, peaking on the first day of summer. It has always seemed odd to me that the day with the most daylight is at the start of summer. The weather improves over the next couple of months even as the length of day slips away. There is probably some scientific explanation, but I don't feel like bothering Google right now.

Cross your fingers for sunshine, and get outside and enjoy it this weekend.

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