Spring is early this year. March 20, 2020 was the earliest spring equinox in 124 years thanks to leap year mathematical magic. Spring equinox marks a day when the Earth is not tilted toward or away from the sun. What is the result? 12 hours of daylight – a completely equal day and night for most of the Earth.

The Earth is awakening under the new daylight and flowers and plants are putting on their best faces to greet us. With everything happening so quickly in our world; and yet, the slowing down of our daily lives and routines, spring is a perfect time to shake off the winter doldrums and take a walk (social distancing rules apply), lie in the fresh spring grass and read a book, or just let the scents of nature stimulate your imagination. Here are some great quotes to put you in the spring mood.

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.”

L.M Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.”

 Kobayashi Issa

 “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

Margaret AtwoodBluebeard’s Egg

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

Pablo Neruda

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”

Hal Borland

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

“A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.”

Emily Dickinson

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