We are told that September 1 is the first "official" day of spring here in the southern hemisphere.
I prefer nature's seasonal guides rather than the Gregorian calendar, and await the days when I feel the change.
Today is the vernal equinox, when day and night are of equal length. And, after a long, grey winter, it truly feels like spring has arrived.
There is a perceptible shift in the air as the wheel turns.
I'm grateful to have had the sun's gentle rays warm my cheeks on this special day.
And, at 2:30pm - as if on cue - the blackbirds burst into a strong song to herald in the new season.
Now, I think that's official ;)
Happy spring/autumn (in the north) equinox everyone!