A different balance

The full moon and the 21st March, marked the Spring Equinox - when day and night attain equal length. This is a time of transition between Winter and Summer as the light gains and Winter, and all that belongs to it is left behind. It’s hard not to notice new life emerging from buds and feel the welcome relief of warmth in the sunshine.

The breaking of shells and resurgence of growth are the natural events celebrated at this time - think Easter eggs for example. Nature’s explosive force is happening on every scale from tiny seeds to the terrible earthquake in Japan.

Here’s a youtube clip showing dramatic timelapse footage of two climbing beans: Epigeal germination climbing bean time lapse