Happy Vernal Equinox 3/20/14

Flashback Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – This is my pick photo of the day for Tuesday, March 20th. You can see the two fully open flowers on my homegrown orchid and below the one opening on the opposite side.

March 20, 2012 sigFlashback Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today, Eostara, and it stars a house sparrow and a cedar waxwing! Happy First Day of Spring March 20th.

March 20, 2013 sigThursday, March 20, 2014 – Happy Eostara!  I celebrated the day with my some of my family.  They took me to the local aviary for a lovely adventure and photos of birds.  This is a southern lapwing.  They are a type of plover and the northern variety is the bird that helped launched the folktales about the Easter Bunny.  Lapwings lay their eggs in nests on the ground that resemble the forms used by hares.  When people saw the lapwing eggs and also baby hares in nests that looked alike, they thought the hares hatched from the eggs.

3:20:14 lapwing sigWe also had some lovely bird encounters and were asked to help this performer get used to an audience. This is a young roadrunner.  The roadrunner is in the cuckoo family (an iconic spring bird in Europe).

3:20:14 rr training 1 sig3:20:14 rr training sigThis is his dad who was on display with his mom.

3:20:14 crest sig3:20:14 rr looking sigThis is a different type of cuckoo.

3:20:14 cuckoo sigNow for some Equinox owls!

3:20:14 b owl 1a sig3:20:14 burrowing owl sig3:20:14 owl 1 sig3:20:14 funny owl sig

We wish you many blessings in the waxing of the year and may you plant many wonderful seeds that add beauty to your life!

Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven

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