“The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush
the descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
with richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.” (...)
Gerard Manley Hopkin
On a spring morning it is a poem we can recite that makes spring seem more intensely itself.
Spring is back! Today 20 March is the first day of Spring 2018. Also known as the vernal equinox. It may still be frosty around Portugal, but spring is officially about to start. This year, the vernal (or spring) equinox takes place today, Tuesday, March 20, 04:15 (GMT). It's spring equinox which, in the astronomical system of seasons, is the first day of spring.
I feel very happy ! Today is the 1st day of Spring and International Day of Happiness! Wow! Must be happy, right? Two wonderful days in one!
Spring Equinox 2018
doodler: Sophie Dao
Of course Google could not forget to celebrate the 1st day of spring with one of its famous doodles. I love doodles, you know that !
"This year’s seasonal Doodle series protagonist, Quinn, is strumming a pleasant tune to coax a mysterious creature out of hiding. With a mild breeze and beautiful flowers, would it be, could it be, spring?"
The Doodle welcomes the spring equinox, a celestial event which marks the beginning of spring in many cultures.
Celebration of equinox in Portugal
créditos: Peregrino da Luz/ Templos do Sol