Friday, March 20, 2014, is the first day of Spring.
On the first day of spring day and night will be equal.
Spring brings increasing daylight hours, warming temperatures
and awakens the plants and animals from their winter's sleep.

First Day of Spring - The Vernal Equinox

About the First Day of Spring

“Then sometime there in late March, after the Indian violets had come,
we would be gathering on the mountain and the wind, raw and mean, would change for just a second.
It would touch your face as soft as a feather. It had an earth smell. You knew springtime was on the way.

The next day, or the next (you would commence to hold your face out for the feel),
the soft touch would come again. It would last a little longer and be sweeter and smell stronger.”
― Forrest Carter, The Education of Little Tree

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Wednesday, June 20, 2014, is the first day of Summer
The first day of summer marks the day when the Sun is at its farthest point norht of the equator.
Summer brings our warmest temperatures and thoughts of time away from jobs and school.

The First Day of Summer:  The Summer Solstice 



Wednesday, December 21, 2014, is the first day of winter

Winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year.

"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination,
a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable,
like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon,
bursting forth into unexpected glory."
-- Gary Zukav