Equinox and the full moon thereafter

So, it’s the full moon.

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And just yesterday morning it was the vernal equinox.

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In honor of its now being “officially” spring, according to the solar calendar, here’s looking at one of the first fruit trees to bloom every spring (the Kuban Burgundy plum, foreground), and one of the last of the peach/nectarine varieties to reach full bloom (the Panamint).

If I did not know any better, I might think it was Pesach; …the full moon after the vernal equinox…

But, wait, it’s a leap year. Still a month to go. That’s good, because it seems like the perfect evening to raise a toast to spring. It is, after all, a religious obligation on this night.

Merry Purim!

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