Ah, spring! The season that brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and blooming flowers and fauna. We’ve planted our gardens here on the west and can’t wait to harvest the rewards! The aromas of orange blossoms and jasmine are vibrant again. We know those in colder parts aren’t far behind! In celebration of the season, here are our top 8 quotes about spring…
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
~ Pablo Neruda
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
~ Harriet Ann Jacobs
It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
~ Anne Bradstreet
A little Madness in the Spring is wholesome even for the King.
~ Emily Dickinson
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
~ Margaret Atwood
Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.
~ Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
~ Yoko Ono
Did you know? Spring is also called the Vernal Equinox. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” At the equinoxes (spring and fall “autumnal”), the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, for the science geeks out there — the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.) The result? Days and nights are approximately equal around the planet.