odds n' ends

now it’s spring?

People seem unable to agree on exactly when Spring begins (in the northern hemisphere at least). Many think of March, April and May as the months of Spring, and yet an Irish tradition dates it from St. Brigid’s Day on February 1st . The kick-off from an astronomical point of view is the vernal equinox which this year falls on  March 20th: but if the seasons are held to be of equal length, the start of Summer must then fall on  June 21st – a.k.a. Midsummer’s Day! Huh?

This interesting quote from Jacquie Lawson came in my email today. If you haven’t seen her art, check it out.  I think it’s great.  I want to be her when I grow up.

So…if yesterday was cold and rainy, today is slightly warmer and sunny — still not gardening weather though.  Spring seems to be coming one day at a time this year.  That’s okay.  On days when it’s too cold to garden Kai Li and I read, or write, or cook.  It’s all good.

Hope it’s ALL good at your house, too.
see ya soon