This morning in North Carolina, it is cool, dark, and rainy. Still, I know that Spring is here. This month I have been studying Persian mythology with the students of my literature classes. In the Persian, now Iranian, culture, the New Year, called Nowruz, occurs on March 21. The picture above displays a typical Nowruz … More Did You Hear that Winter’s Over?
I wanted to recognize the summer solstice with some special foods and an intention-setting ceremony for the season, but I had a commitment on the evening of the Solstice itself. Then I discovered that the Smithsonian Museums were celebrating “Solstice Saturday” with lots of special activities and many of the museums staying open until midnight. … More Happy Solstice Saturday!
Happy Spring! Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox, the first time in the year that we had equal amounts of daytime and nighttime (at least at the equator). Now we will have a few more minutes of light every day until we reach our peak at the Summer Solstice in June (which represents the end of spring … More Welcoming Spring