The vernal equinox happens at precisely 7:21 PM tonight in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun will cross directly over the equator. That means that day and night are about equal in time (and is the only lesson I will pass on today). What is really means to us is that it is the first day of Spring.
The tulips and daffodils are already inches above the ground on Cape Cod, the crocuses have been up for several weeks, and the trees are showing their buds.
These are photos of some of the early spring flowers I have had in past years in my gardens. Of course I am doing a post on flowers today, it’s Spring!
This English Daisy’s (Bellis) flowers are a little over an inch in size and is one of the earliest flowering plants available at the local greenhouses.
Water drops are fun to capture; the petals aren’t letting go of this one.
Daisies are another flower that appear early. It won’t be long now.
Tulips. I can’t get enough of them. Daffodils are ok, but tulips have so much more color and interest for me.
Beach Roses (Rosa Rugosa) will begin sprouting a little bit later than the bulbs, but are so prolific when they appear. In fact, they can become quite invasive if you don’t keep an eye on them, sprouting in the lawn and even re-sprouting after being mowed.
Of course I captured last night’s Super Moon. Didn’t everyone with a camera?
Sony A900, hand held, ISO 100, 400mm with elbows on the railing, cropped. Not perfect, but not bad!