A Yarn Lovers Paradise

Baby Angora bunny, Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival May 27, 2012. ©Laura Hall Briedis

In the last week or so I’ve noticed the angle of the sunlight inching lower and lower. Yesterday the weather finally broke and its beautiful out now—cooler and much less humid. Even though fall is my 2nd favorite season, I’m feeling a little melancholy? I began reflecting on the summer and trying to remember the highlights. There aren’t many—I’ve been so busy with school and I confess I hate the humidity—it turns me into a listless fool. Like so many neglected things in my life, my abandoned blog waits for cooler weather and my graduate school completion (I’m almost there). Today, reflecting on a fun yarn day this summer I thought I would share a few pictures from the Massachusetts Sheep & Wool Festival on May 26 & 27th, in Cummington.

Vernal Equinox

Yellow crocuses blooming in the Sun

Yellow crocuses blooming in the Sun

An equinox occurs twice a year (around 20 March and 22 September), when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth’s equator. The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name “equinox” is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day have approximately equal length.

What this means to us is Spring has sprung…

Spring is a time of rebirth and another chance to begin somewhat anew. In my family it is also my nephew Seth’s Birthday. Today he would have been 28. I’ve lit a candle for him this morning. I can’t help but think that he was connected to the universe  because he was connected to so many people. Seth was a wonderful young man. I wish he was here growing old with us, but he belongs to the universe now. I’m sure he’s a star in heaven, just as he was a star during his time here with us on earth.

Happy Birthday Seth. Loved and missed forever…