|Panorama Park in 2010, and a preview of coming attractions|
For years now, I have been stubbornly sticking to the definition that Spring in the Northern Hemisphere begins on March 20 or 21, the vernal equinox. But that does seem to skew the seasons. It is definitely spring like by the first of March here. We still have frosts, but not as deep, the birds sound different, and the air feels softer in some way.
So this year I decided to call Spring from March 1 to May 31, making this the shortest winter in my personal history.