100 Happy Days – Day 40: Equinox Fairyland

  1. This morning was an exceptionally beautiful morning.
  2. Last night, I came upon a blog post that made me feel sheepish.

These two things combined = this post!

#2 above is a post from just over four years ago, when I had come back to the blog, head hanging, after failing spectacularly to complete 100 Happy Days. I had good reasons for not having finished, and I forgave myself… but then I blithely said I would fill in the rest over the next (maybe) year or so. I’m pretty sure I never completed a single other 100 Happy Days post. So much for taking this blogger at her word.

Then, this morning, I had outdoor supervision prior to the first bell. I had been rushing around with the kids, as I always do on the early-duty mornings, and then once I got to school it took me a few minutes of walking around to settle down and look around me.

We had a dusting of snow in the night, so on this windless morning, there were sparkles on everything. (The photos do not do justice to the sparkles, I’m afraid. They were dazzling.) It was cold enough to see my breath, but the sun felt actually, truly warm, after a long icy winter. The birds were singing and there were geese arriving home and the kids were sliding around on the remaining bits of ice. The snow was already beginning to melt by the time the bell rang – this magical combination of elements is inevitably ephemeral – and I felt so fortunate to have had this moment of awe to start my school day.

The Spring Equinox and March’s full moon both happen tomorrow. Seems magical, n’est-ce pas?

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2 thoughts on “100 Happy Days – Day 40: Equinox Fairyland

  1. Beverly Shepard says:

    Wow! How did you manage to get this post done?? WELL done, indeed. I know what you mean. Lovely and short-lived. Thanks for the photos. I can imagine the sparkles.

    That part about the equinox and full moon together is why Easter is so late this year: the latest it can get — first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

    Gonna go outside now…

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