Friday, March 20, 2009

You're Spring to me

Today is the Spring Equinox.

Glad Bringer of Brightness, hail!
Maiden of Grace, Lad of Laughter.
Gifts of vigor are returning,
Spring's surprise, rainbow's embrace.
Quickened be the hearts within us,
Opened be our souls to grace,
May the blessing be abiding,
Welcome sit in every face.

Highlights of the Spring Equinox are:
  • World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern.

  • World Citizen Day occurs on the March equinox.

  • Earth Day was initially celebrated on March 21, 1970, the equinox day. It is currently celebrated in various countries on April 22.

  • In Annapolis, Maryland, USA, boatyard employees and sailboat owners celebrate the spring equinox with the Burning Of The Socks festival. Traditionally, the boating community wears socks only during the winter. These are burned at the approach of warmer weather, which brings more customers and work to the area. Officially, nobody then wears socks until the next equinox.

As you travel through the land of Spring; relate your spiritual journey to the unfolding beauty of this season.

You're Spring to me - song: Wild is the Wind, artist: David Bowie covering Johnny Mathis, Album: Station to Station


allhorsestuff said...

Val, have I told you just How much I Love your Header?? I LOVE your header photo!

I thought of you the other night asd we watched an old and hilarious to me movie called Buckaroo had a David Bowie song at the end, with the credits!My hsubadn was like..Kac..we don't have to see all thses and I am like..I am listening to the song!

Your photos are beautiful! Happy, wonderful, blooming spring!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

AHS- Hi, thanks!
Lol on the Bowie song!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ummm...Burning of the Socks, eh?

Lovely photos!

Th duck on the water is my favorite. Gorgeous!


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