Tuesday, 27 March 2012

No need to have the radio on

No need to have the radio on by Caitriona Sweeney

The best music these days is to be heard outside my window. Imagine not being able to hear the birds chirping - what would those Spring sounds look like?

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Appeared from nowhere

This afternoon I was painting. I took a tea break and when I came back, these cherry blossom petals had landed on my desk.

Monday, 12 March 2012

A Green Wave

Nobody knows for certain when Spring begins. Around this time of year a "green wave" can be observed on successive satellite images moving north at a rate of about 100 miles a week.

For astronomers, Spring begins on 21st March, when the sun crosses the equator on its seasonal journey northwards.

Weather people base it on the weather. Meteorologists consider the 3 coldest months (December, January, February) to be winter. So for them Spring begins on March 1st.

Here, the evenings are light til 6.30, the air is filled with birdsong and I don't need my scarf - Spring!