Happy First Day of Spring 2009!!

We have survived the winter. Now is the time for the transition that brings the northern hemisphere more daylight hours. From APOD:

Today, the Sun crosses the celestial equator heading north at 11:44 UT. Known as an equinox, this astronomical event marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the south. It also marks the beginning of Norouz, the Persian (Iranian) new year. Equinox means equal night. With the Sun on the celestial equator, Earth dwellers will experience nearly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. Of course, in the north the days will grow longer, the Sun marching higher in the sky as summer approaches.
Welcome Sun. Welcome new life. Here's to new beginnings!! Make the most of it :D


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.
~Irish Blessing