Monday, March 19, 2012

Welcoming Spring!...

"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of it's wintry rest" ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

I have always known the first day of Spring to be the 21st day of March... now it is celebrated the 20th day of March... curious by nature, I googled to see why the change... tradition states it is actually the 21st day of March, but in recent years astronomers and calendar manufacturers state it is the 20th... so... being one to always carry on traditions, I shall continue to call the 21st the First Day of Spring... but welcome it's arrival anytime!... whichever day you choose... Happy Spring to You!... xoxo...



17 comments:

Jill said...

Beautiful flower. And a very happy spring to you, Julie Marie!

Country Gal said...

Lovely post and photo ! Yes some say its the 20th others say its the 21st I say its here lol ! We have had summer like temps then spring temps but thats ok either way I am loving it ! Happy Spring to you and your family !

Olive Cooper said...

Yes Welcome to Spring. It was 86 degrees here today the last day of winter. hugs, olive

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a delicate pretty rose. I can't wait until I can plant some flowers. Hope you are having a great week. Happy spring!

xo,
Danielle

Julie Marie said...

Thanks Danielle... but that is a tulip...kinda looks like a rose though!... xoxo Julie Marie

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Lovely picture! So ready for spring. Been tilling our garden and so looking forward to getting it started!

Have a great day!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Happy Spring dear friend! I'm really looking forward to seeing some sunshine! xoxo, tracie

Rebecca said...

Miss Julie Marie...Happy Spring. I'm so glad it's here. I don't know what's wrong with me but even tho our winter wasn't terrible I hated it. :( I love all God's Seasons but not this year. Maybe all the remodeling is stressing me out. ACK!

Beautiful flowers. LOVELY!

xoRebecca

Blondie's Journal said...

I am just thrilled that it's here!!

Happy Spring!

XO,
Jane

Anonymous said...

Happy Spring To You Too Ju Ju!!! Spring has def Sprung here in London... The animals are all out and the flowers and trees are blooming. I know you are excited for Spring and so am I. Enjoy each day of it. Love Filly xoxo

Deb said...

Happy Spring Julie Marie!
Rainy and foggy here today ~ but yesterday we were bbq-ing :-)

Ellen said...

Thanks for the info on Spring. I was just talking to Hubby this morning about it. I have always known it to come on the 21st too.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Happy Spring to you as well.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Denise said...

So interesting.Thank-you for the info. I'm so happy that spring is here.The birds outside My window this morning seemed to be a little louder.I think they know it's spring. Denise

Ana said...

How interesting. Never knew this. Regardless of what day it may be SPRING is definitely here! Yay! Happy Spring my sweet friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Julie Marie,
Happy Spring!! I always thought of the first day of spring as the
21st too. But notice every calendar stating the 20th now. Thank you for the explanation. Just happy to say it is springtime.
Lovely pink tulip.

Lots of bad storms here last night. Miss B was not happy at all but did okay under the bed.LOL
XOXO Celestina Marie

Bobbi said...

Happy Spring to you Julie Marie! This is the time we've been waiting for. Oh, btw/ I went to the wildflower site you suggested and ordered lots of wildflower seeds that shall be arriving in a few weeks. Thanks for referring us there!