First Day of Spring?

Today in the Northern Hemisphere it is the meteorological first day of spring; although the astronomical March equinox, often taken to be the first day of spring isn’t until 20th March, or traditionally 21st March.
This year I have had snowdrops out in my garden for a few weeks; yellow crocuses are already gracing some of the roundabouts nearby, and I even saw a lone daffodil standing to attention by the side of the road. Some years we have an ‘early spring’, other years we have a ‘late spring’, so it seems to me that the beginning of spring cannot truly be fixed by a specific date, but by what is happening around us.
Is it spring yet, or is it not? I don’t know. But I do know that the afternoons are getting longer; it’s five forty-five, and twilight is only just beginning.

Snowdrops 5Feb13


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