Saturday, March 20, 2010

Winter Ends - Spring Begins!

The Vernal Equinox (vernal denoting spring, and equinox meaning equal amounts of day and night) marks the change of season when winter changes into spring. This will occur at exactly 1:32 p.m. EDT Saturday, March 20, 2010.
At that moment, the sun will cross precisely over the Earth's equator. There will be equal amounts of day and night on this day.
The days will then grow longer each day, reaching their limit on the summer solstice, June 21. The days will then grow shorter, until the autumnal equinox on September 22 when there will again be equal parts of day and night.
Equinoxes have been recognized for thousands of years. Easter, a pagan holiday, supposedly celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, in reality celebrating the return of spring, and "a great many pagan customs, the egg symbolizing the germinating life of early spring....The rabbit, a pagan symbol and emblem of fertility."-The Catholic Encyclopedia-(1910), Vol. VIII. p.828. Also, according to the book The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, the name Easter itself is not a Christian name, but pagan, of Chaldean origin. "Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven." Compare Jeremiah 7:18. Easter is always on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
I have more to say on this blog, but because of a lack of time, I must stop. To be continued!
I am back with more interesting tidbits.
Legend has it that every year on this date, when the sun is directly over the earths equator and day and night have equal time, there is a special gravitational pull on the earth that allows us to balance raw eggs on end. The validity of this legend is up to speculation. If we think about this skeptically, why do we not hear of this odd abnormality in September when the autumn equinox occurs?
According to, this myth has officially been busted as research has found that standing an egg on it's end works equally well any day of the year no matter what day you attempt it. So for now, the 'yolks' on you.
Personally, I have never tried standing a raw egg on it's end, have you? Would you like to try? Let me know what happens.
As the last day in remembrance of winter, and the first day of spring, I'd like to honor and support my blogging friends at with this cute poem, that reminds me of their noble efforts in finding, seeing, feeding and blogging about these grand flying creatures which God created on the fifth day for His glorious purpose, our enjoyment, and to his glory. The name of this poem is "Guests," by Ruth B. Field.

My little guests come winging near
And seem to know they need not fear,
They flit across the wintry sky
To perch and, with expectant eye,
They glance at me as if to say,
"What do we have to eat today?"
The starlings argue as they eat,
The sparrows skip on dainty feet,
Each little junco, sleek and fat,
Wears a dark hood and neat cravat.
Sometimes a friendly chickadee
Will tilt his head to speak to me.
The finch in rosy-purple vest,
The cardinal with his blazing crest,
And, swooping in his blue array,
Comes, lord of all the shrieking jay.
Small feathered guests, you're welcome here
So sing your little notes of cheer,
Accept my food, go on your way
To make more bright each wintry day.
When you think of the variety of birds, and their sounds and created instinctive ablilities, Jehovah is awsome!!! A loving and wise creator, deserving of all our praise. Psalms 104:24, 25, 33, 34, 35.
This is Raven-as the crow flies


  1. Happy Spring! Thank you for all your tidbits of information. I always look forward to reading it. I love the poem. Can we steal it for our blog? P.S. I have never tried to stand an egg on end!

  2. Not sure if my last comment made it on this blog.. can't believe I am now member of 2 blogs... it's making me jealous and wanting to start my own.. but what can I blog about any suggestions?? maybe my kids & Poppy??