Monday, March 20, 2017

Celebrate the Vernal Equinox!

Rose photo by Mrs. Yollis  

The first day of spring is called the 
Vernal Equinox. 

Spring started on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 3:29 A.M. (PDT) in southern California. It is called the Vernal Equinox. There are two times when the sun is exactly above the equator

1. The Autumnal Equinox is in September. (First day of fall.)
2. The Vernal Equinox is in March. (First day of spring.) 

Equinox means equal night and there are nearly twelve hours of day and twelve hours of night.

One sign of spring is the abundance of colorful flowers that start blooming everywhere!

Foxy Jack, our visiting mascot from England, was excited to see some southern California wildflowers! 

The California poppy is the state flower, so Foxy Jack was thrilled to get to see them up close. 

The mariposa lily was found throughout the trail. The beautiful bloom is a quite picturesque! 

The yellow mustard flowers were everywhere. Hiking the many southern California trails is a great outing for the family. 

The marine layer was blocking Foxy Jack's view of the Pacific Ocean. That's okay, there are lots of wildflowers to see! 

Lilac bushes are starting to blossom in backyards! What a lovely aroma! 

Lilac photo by Mrs. Yollis 

Poppies are popping up everywhere too! 

Poppies by Mrs. Yollis


Even Mrs. Yollis' website is blooming!


What signs of spring have you noticed? Take a photo from your backyard and I'll add it to this post!

Do you have springtime hobbies or activities?

What did you learn from the BrainPop movies

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    You asked what signs of spring I have noticed.

    I have noticed that in my backyard flowers have been blooming such as hummingbird trumpets. They’re orange and are about the size of your ring finger. They are called hummingbird trumpets because hummingbirds have been peeking their nose in them trumpets and they are the shape of trumpets. I also have bougainvillea in my backyard. They’re very pink and they have been attracting bees. My mom got a picture from my grandma and they were in a field of poppies.

    What spring flowers have you seen?



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