Spring and other things

Lot’s to remember this week –

Most excitingly – the first day of spring (!) with the vernal equinox, yesterday March 20th. To me, equinoxes are important because they remind us to reconnect with the earth. We humans depend on the changing of the seasons for our agricultural schedule, and equinoxes have been celebrated by many different peoples around the world, throughout time. In a way when we take a moment to remember the equinox, we are reconnecting with our ancestors as well.

snow bells mean spring is here!

snow bells mean spring is here!

March 19th marked the 9th anniversary of my grandfather’s death. His death in 2004 marked the end of an era in our family, as we shift our focus to new beginnings. March 19th also marks the 1st anniversary of my family owning the farm in Virginia – one of the steps toward a new beginning.

Yesterday I took a walk with the dog down to the (former) family boatyard and saw the effects of time – ivy and holly bushes slowly taking over the house, the water spigot, and the old well pump. Seasons change – along with everything else in our life.

old well pump and the dog (Sara) - the pump never worked during my lifetime - it is now slowly being overtaken by ivy - being reclaimed by the earth

old well pump and the dog (Sara) – the pump never worked during my lifetime – it is now slowly being overtaken by ivy – being reclaimed by the earth

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