Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1st Day of Spring, I've Been Gipped!

Springtime (in past years) photos taken by me :)

I mean, when we were all growing up, the first day of Spring was always on March 21st, not March 20th, right? Now all of a sudden Spring comes on March 20th. You see, I was born on March 21st the first day of Spring. And my mother's birthday is on June 21st the first day of Summer. I've always remembered it this way. Yet in recent years I keep seeing everyone wish one another a happy first day of Spring the day before my birthday. Huh? I've investigated...

"While it's true that we've traditionally celebrated the beginning of spring on March 21, astronomers and calendar manufacturers alike now say that the spring season starts one day earlier, March 20, in all time zones in North America." Also has to do with some mumbo jumbo about the sun and equinox. Seinfeld fans will agree on when the true first day of Spring is, "Have the wedding on March 21 - the first day of Spring!" (Solution for George to postpone his Christmastime wedding).

Whatever, I've been gipped. I guess I will just have to be happy for my brother in-law, Mark, who celebrates his birthday on March 20th and now the first day of Spring. Are you feeling like a Spring Chicken on your 40th birthday today Mark? :)

Even after our storm last night, the birds were up early and chirping this morning. Love that sound. Now if only I can get them to stop pooping on my back patio! Can't wait to take more Springtime flower photos soon!


Mickie and Matt said...

What lovely pictures and how fun is your bloggy makeover! I need to update mine too. HAPPY HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING! (I'll wish you a happy birthday tomorrow :)

Justine and Fernando said...

Does that mean the dates are being bumped up slooowly? Well..I guess Paloma's birthday (June 20) will be the first day of summer.