Monday, March 20, 2017

Outside Now(ruz) It's Spring and Another New Year Beginning to Celebrate

In the end it probably doesn't matter what you call today's celebration. Be it the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, the vernal equinox or the Persian New Year (which I just learned is called Nowruz). The winter and the spring meet today. The sun rises straight out of the East and sets due West. The day and the night are said to be equal.

There is still snow on the ground and the remnants of last year's blooms but there are also new buds up high and some green nearby. In New York the sky is clear and the day is bright and crisp. I celebrated with a little photo safari at Hofstra, which I hear doubles as a university. For me it's just this lovely public garden and arboretum though.