Got up this morning and, looking out on the beautiful fields still in the grey and brown of winter with a little dust of snow on the barn roof, I was thinking about when spring begins. Did you know that using the meteorological system the seasons are defined as:
Spring (March, April, May)
Summer (June, July, August)
Autumn (September, October, November)
Winter (December, January, February)
You can read up on that here and many other places around the reliable World-Wide-Web of useful information at your finger-tips.
Here on Bittersweet Farm we have officially adopted the clean, simple meteorological system to define the seasons. Somehow thinking of all of March as spring just psychologically shortens the winter and gives my spirit a helpful, hopeful lift.