Nature and the calendar are not always in agreement. Today, the calendar tells us that it is the Spring Equinox. In the northern hemisphere, it tells us that the days will now be long and warm. Most of the snow and cold are behind us.
It tells us that the early flowers and herbs will be poking out their green shoots. On the west coast, the spring bulbs will be growing and out in bloom.
Nature announces spring by giving the birds a new, happier note to sing in the morning. The robins arrive. The rabbits do their athletic, complex mating dance. All beings that hibernate come out of their dens.
The world feels alive and vibrant. The world is healing, peaceful. Life feels tranquil.