Ten minutes before midnight tonight, March 19, 2020, the seasons officially switch in the United States. This is the time the sun crosses over from the southern to the northern hemisphere, shining directly on the equator. Welcome to Spring 2020 – who’d had thought this is how it would begin?
While we’re in times we’ve never seen before and we’re not quite sure how we’re going to survive, spring is an indication of rebirth. Just look around at all the budding flowers, the greening of the grass and the birth of many new young birds and animals. With temperatures near the 80s, it even feels a little more like summer than it does spring. The dreaded Georgia yellow snow already has the local pollen alerts out – and along with that comes the traditional allergy season. But with the fear of coronavirus in the air, it’s probably not a good time to be sneezing!
Back in 2017, the first day of spring brought with it the fear of flooding. Don’t we wish that was our biggest concern today? Instead of sharing warnings of high water, we’re now considering whether or not we’re going to have to “shelter in place” anytime before the start of summer.
But the one thing we are is resilient. Who knows what Sping 2021 will bring, but with a bit of luck we will be well on the way to a recovery by then – and any events that clouded Spring 2020 will just be last year’s story!
Get out the house and enjoy the beautiful warm weather promised for tomorrow’s first full day of spring – just remember to keep your distance!