Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Equinoctial Climes

Happy Spring! Or, for friends in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Fall! Or perhaps that should be Happy Autumn! The seasonal meaning of fall is a Shakespearean usage that lingers in American English, but not in contemporary British English. Not to mention India has more people who speak English than the U.S. and U.K. put together.

The incredible egg

Officially the equinox occurs at 8:07 p.m. EDT. I'm told that is the precise moment to stand a hen's egg on its point. In honor of the day, DH took a few potshots at our shade tree before trudging off to work. No trees were harmed in the making of this blog post.

Snowball target practice

It doesn't look much like spring (or fall) roundabout Exit 151 this equinoctial morning. But never to fear – it's supposed to be 64° F (17° C) on Rock the Muggles Day, March 22 (aka the Yarn Harlot bookbookbook4 launch).

Hot cocoa

Ah, that's better!


Beth S. said...

Is it really the equinox today?? That's great news. Thanks for cheering me up. :-)

Suburbaknitsta said...

is that a peep in your cocoa?? nothing says spring like peeps =)

Kim said...

I've never been on the ball enough to do the egg thing. Either I am out of eggs or I just plain forget. The peep in the coco thing is brilliant!

Debby said...

I love "equinoctial." That is the best. :)