Northern Hemisphere...Vernal Equinox

"A First Day of Spring Hike"...that's where I am today folks.  

Receiving the confirmation email which reiterated the time and meeting place, it warned us that the trails could be "snow-covered and/or muddy", suggesting that we wear waterproof boots and dress appropriately for the 40 degree weather with 5-10 mph winds.   I did consider cancelling.  But then, knowing that we would be celebrating and welcoming Spring by brown-bagging it, sipping hot cocoa and munching on goodies, I knew I had to go.

Since my mind and body are on "Spring," I wanted to show you just what Alva...yes, she is still alive...looked like when I took her "out of the closet" on Sunday.  Placing her in the East window of the dining room as always, when I went to water her, I noticed that she had ALREADY begun to grow while in the dark closet!

Both pots have several light gray frail stems that have pushed their way through the bone dry soil even before I removed her from the closed, brown cardboard box from the closet.

Other posts about Alva:

Hoping that our hike goes well and that you, too, have the opportunity to enjoy the first day of Spring because to tell you the truth, I'm pretending that we are supposed to get another storm or two this week.

just seeing, saying, and sharing...

Northern Hemisphere...
Vernal Equinox

with you and those at


Ann said…
Enjoy the hike. The calendar says it's the first day of spring but I'm not going to get too excited just yet. Our weather here is too unpredictable
Welcome back to the light Alva and Happy Spring.
MadSnapper said…
welcome back Alva, so glad you survived your closet time... i wish we could find out what kind of plant Alva is.
Gayle said…
Alva is a Spring Chicken ;)
The equinox always throws me when it comes when what to me is one day early.
The hike sounded wonderful. I find myself standing straighter when walking the halls of the hospital over the last week and experiencing the desire to get out and walk in nature.
Angie said…
So glad you didn't cancel out on your hike ... there will be plenty of other days when you don't have a choice about staying home, so get out while you can! I took a peek at your other Alva posts - look forward to seeing her transformation!
I have had a couple of hikes but it is still cold.We do not have snow like we did and spring is almost here. Enjoy it when we can. B
carol l mckenna said…
Great spring post and neat photos of your hike!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

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