Today is the Spring Equinox or the first day of astronomical Spring in the northern hemisphere and I’m as happy as a gnome with a flower.
Conscious of the counterpoise in the southern hemisphere, I’m adding a picture to celebrate autumn.
I’ve shared quotes from Marcus Aurelius before and another of them came to mind. I very much like the idea, but it’s one I sometimes struggle with:
O world! I am in tune with every note of thy great harmony. For me nothing is early, nothing late, if it be timely for thee.
- Marcus Aurelius
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Thank you for the colourful nod to the southern hemisphere!
With summer in my sub-tropical area being so incredibly hot, I think I am as excited about our cooler autumn days as you are your warmer spring days. 🙂
I can imagine that.
Beautiful spring pictures nicely balanced by fall. Great quotation, but it’s an idea I often struggle with, too.
Often my favourite quotes are ideas to aspire to. I would not be too surprised if it was the same for Marcus Aurelius… though a message from him to confirm that would be something else entirely.
A good post, sensitive to our antipodean friends, and a quote from my favourite philosopher
It always takes me by surprise when I start seeing spring posts from the other half of the world – that’s what conjured up the quote.
I am happy as a gnome with a flower—I loved that!
Its great how a change of colors and more warmth can change our moods.
Thank you – and the same to you!
lovely post 🙂
I’ve been seeing signs for a good few weeks 🙂
Lovely willows. Waiting to see if my newly planted (and rabbit trimmed) pussy willows put forth anything beyond leaves.
Good luck! Rabbits really ought to have more fellow feeling for furry things.
When it comes to the seasons, my spring (and autumn) song is “Que Sera, Sera” — what will be, will be. The explosion of blooms after our Great February Freeze proves that nature knows what she’s doing. I’m happy just to be along for the ride.
That’s a great attitude. I love having seasons, but always find it tricky when the nights start to go dark very early.
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