Vernal Equinox – allegedly
According to my diary, tomorrow is the Vernal or Spring Equinox. I am not convinced. By which I mean, while the evenings are certainly growing lighter, we are having a week of snow, east winds, hail and more snow. It’s very pretty but not much fun on the school run! Or indeed for people with outdoor jobs, such as our neighbour who spent half the morning moving sheep from one blizzard-swept pasture to a more sheltered one, and then had to spend the rest of the morning repairing a fence in the teeth of the snow.
Our clocks go forward to British Summer Time on Easter Day, only ten days away, so I hope that the weather gets its act together. Meanwhile, here is a favourite sycamore of mine, looking very un-vernal.