IN THE FIELD: SPRING IS HERE?

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The official Spring Equinox for this year 2018 occurred on March 20 at 12:15 pm Eastern time. On that particular day it did not come in like a lion but more like a lamb. Around where I live it was quiet. Mostly sunny but still cool. Temps where in the low 40’s with some puffy clouds floating above. The puffy clouds were just a pre-curser to what would follow later that day.

Following the puffy clouds was a storm front coming in from the west. As the day progressed, it became more overcast and the temperature began to head towards the freezing mark. Not much happened in the daylight hours, but during the wee hours of the night, a few snow flurries made an appearance. Just before what would normally be sunup, the snow began to fly. And boy o’ boy did it fly. The snow came down from the sky for the better part of 18 hours! The storm was one of four nor’easters to unleash their fury in the month of March this year. The snowfall totals in my area were anywhere from 10-13.5 inches.

I recently read a profound quote which seems to say it all.

The first day of spring is one thing,

and the first spring day is another.

The difference between them is

sometimes as great as a month.

Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

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  1. March 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Nice to see you back and spring has sprung but not around these here parts 🙂

    • April 3, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Terry, it’s great to be back. The weather has been back and forth here too lately…snow yesterday…rain and fog today.

  2. March 23, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Love the image, the story and especially the quote! Glad to see you “back in the saddle”!

  3. April 3, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Good to see you posting again, David.

    My part of the Midwest was blitzed with snow a couple of times over the past 10 days or so and, if the forecast is to be believed, we may not be done with the white stuff.

    • April 3, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks Kerry…it sure has been awhile. In these parts of the country winter weather is still hanging on. Snow yesterday and today chilly temps with rain and fog. That’s spring in the northeast!

  4. LB
    April 3, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Great quote, and your 1st day of spring looks similar to ours. Today, though, the daffodils are blooming!

  5. April 4, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I have seen a few daffadils blooming…but that’s it so far.

  6. April 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Even if I read this post at almost one month after it was posted, I am very glad for it.
    I like the composition of this photo.

    • April 10, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Cornell, It’s the view out my back door at my apartment. Great to hear from you!

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