Tuesday 20 March 2012

The first day of spring (in NYC)

Eddie Barbash
"The first day of Spring," now there's a rubbery concept.
In the USA and some other regions in the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox (currently around the 20th or 21st of March) is often taken to mark the first day of spring. In South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, spring begins on 1 September, and has no relation to the vernal equinox. In Ireland spring traditionally starts on 1 February, St Brigid's Day.
And it gets more complicated the further you examine the question... It's now autumn in the wide brown land, and that's a welcome thought. But it's the first day of spring in New York, and quite a few other places. To celebrate, here's a bit of spontaneous fun from the first day of spring, 2009, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

Eddie Barbash and Jesse Scheinintake it away.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Who would you say was the victor at the end? The dogs? I liked the way the musicians kept playing even when they felt like laughing. I wonder what they are doing now.