Saturday, March 19, 2016

Spring Equinox

Today, March 19, 2016, occurs the Spring Equinox, when the day and night are briefly equal. This day, of course, "only represents a moment in time. Spring has long been returning, and we know that Summer will soon follow. The cycle of the seasons will continue in succession. There is no such thing as a true stopping in time, for all is a continuum. Nature makes its own concordances as a mere outgrowth to its movement, it is we who see structure and give names a pattern." Deng Ming-Dao, 365 TAO Daily Meditations.

Ambulating about MuRefuge I am struck by how early all the plants are blooming. The plum, apricot and peach trees have already completed their blossoming with the apple trees now in full flower. The coddling moth traps have been placed in these trees to minimize infestation of our apples.

One of the Pink Pearl apple trees adorned with her coddling moth
trap (in the red box). In the background is the already
leaved out Buckeye tree which will soon be in full
flower attracting her pollinators.
And in the vegetable garden the strawberry plants are covered with flower and even, in the picture below if you look close you can see a small green strawberry.

And soon the Wild Garden lettuce interplanted with the Tristar strawberry plants will be ready for salad making.

As some of you are still experiencing frozen ground, remember Mother Earth is awakening and soon Spring flowers will follow. For others of you, record heat is upon you already and Spring time a distant memory. Here at MuRefuge we are celebrating all the early flowering.

In celebration of Spring may we all

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