This morning, at 5:48 (GMT) was the Vernal Equinox.  You know it’s not true, but as legend goes,  an egg can be made to balance only on the Spring Equinox, also known as the Vernal Equinox.

egg on end

The Vernal Equinox is the moment when the sun is positioned directly above our equator, giving us all an equal period of day and night. The Spring Equinox is great for us lucky folk in the Northern Hemisphere because the days are about to get longer than the nights.  If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, March 20th marks the Autumnal Equinox and the beginning of fall.

I didn’t want to try balancing an egg, so I decided to take some photos. The signs of Spring are everywhere in middle Tennessee.

Our Trident maple tree is swelling and getting ready to bud.

Trident Maple

Up on our hill, the Bradford Pear trees are blooming. Our son, Josh,  calls these “fish trees” . . .since they smell like fish when they bloom. Beautiful to look at, but don’t bring them into the house for a floral arrangement. If you do, the house will smell like garbage.  I know, more than you want to know!

Bradford Pear trees, blooming

As the sun was coming up, I saw this beautiful scene.

Springtime in Middle Tennessee

Our ground is warm, but the air is cold, resulting in a beautiful misty landscape. I could see the outline of the river in the distance, from the rising clouds of mist.

mist from the river

Happy Spring to everyone!