Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How are you planning to celebrate springtime this year? Here are some tips !
Take a Spring Equinox Walk Equinox: When the sun crosses directly over Earth's equator and day and night are equal length. You probably learned in elementary school that the tilt of the earth, combined with the rotation of the earth around the sun, causes the changing of the seasons. Certainly you've noticed that the length of shadows change as the sun seems to ride higher in the sky during the spring and summer months. The day when the sun crosses directly over the equator is the day of the equinox. This happens twice of the year, the first day of Spring (the vernal equinox) and the first day of Fall (the autumnal equinox).

Start Your Spring Cleaning - Hey, it has to be done, so you'd might as well make it a springtime celebration! I know housework and fun don't seem to go together, but spring cleaning doesn't have to be all work.

Plan a primavera picnic dinner - If you can't take a blanket outside just yet, set it up on the family room floor.

Make Spring Rolls - Spend some Spring time in the kitchen trying this great new recipe. Springtime is a great time to try something new. Perhaps you've tasted spring rolls but never tried to make them yourself, or perhaps you've never had spring rolls. This is an easy-to-follow recipe, well presented, for something that the entire family can enjoy together. Have fun!

Plan a garden - and then Plant a Garden Start with a seed of an idea. One of the best parts of Spring is the arrival of growing season - and the gardening catalogs that come in the mail. Have you planned your garden? Celebrate the first day of Spring with a selection of catalogs and a garden planning book. would make a wonderful choice for anyone planning a vegetable garden, especially beginning gardeners.

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