Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Slowly but surely

The vernal equinox or the March equinox occurred today. It marks the point at which the day and the night are approximately 12 hours all over the world. On the day of the equinox, the sun rises exactly from the east, shines vertically overhead on the equator and sets exactly to the west. From now on, we should be speeding towards spring on the northern hemisphere.

When you are anticipating something time will certainly be crawling. Even more so now that it seems every two steps forward towards spring will be followed by one step backwards. Again last night we had some snowfall.

Nevertheless, the white layers are shrinking. There is still quite a lot of snow on the north and west-facing rooftops of the old buildings around our yard but the sound of water dripping from the rain gutters increases day by day.

'The Creation of Adam' on our barn rooftop.

Only last week the snow carried the weight of a man but now it is difficult even for the cat to thread on it without having his paw sink into it every few steps. The progress towards the awakening of nature seems too slow but there surely is some. 

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