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These Times

Trilliums in bloom and frogs in full croak

Our spring, our vernal equinox, arrived Tuesday at 8:06 p.m.

“Vernal” means “of or relating to spring.” “Equinox” means “the time when the sun crosses the plane of earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth.” So says Merriam-Webster.

“Oh, the storm and its fury broke today

Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear

Clouds and storms will in time pass away

The sun again will shine bright and clear.” So sings the Carter Family.

The precise time, in these parts, of spring’s arrival is the moment when our sun’s position crosses the celestial equator, which i...


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