Spring arrives tomorrow at 0437 CDT, so Im either 9+ hours early, or waiting for tomorrow’s sunset, would be 15+ hours late

Clear weather today after yesterday’s rain and wind, so best to take advantage of itRaleigh readies for Equinox with shadow nearly square to garage door

Shadows very nearly oriented due east

Shadowy cyclist speeds south

Low sun reflects from the North Fork

Running bank to bank after yesterday’s rain

Sun sets due west

Road signs glowing in the setting sun

Last vestige of the setting sun


Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

8 response to "Equinox"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: March 19, 2021

    You make me feel guilty. You put such care into this! Me, I’m pretty happy if I can even remember it’s the equinox and take a photo of some kind on it.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 19, 2021

      Aww thanks, — you still have time, and a better background than we have!

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: March 19, 2021

    Maybe everyone already knows this, but I’m coming to the conclusion the equinox looks best on the prairie. I have all these stupid hills and trees and stuff in the way.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 19, 2021

    The leaves will be appearing next.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: March 20, 2021

    What great shots! I love your long shadow and the road signs glowing in the sun. How many crocuses (crocii?) have you seen so far prior to the equinox. No equinox photo here, really. I did ride Friday but aborted the ride as I didn’t feel too great and it was super smoky, and Saturday has been cloudy all day. HOpefully getting some good rain over the next few days – we REALLY need it in my part of the world. Hasn’t really rained since third week of Jan.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 20, 2021

      Thanks, you would be amazed at the lack of thought and planning I employ. 🙂

      Just one cluster of crocus so far in the garden of a former Biology teacher* at the HS.
      No crocus at home yet, they were covered with a mound of snow shoveled from the patio so stayed pretty cold.

      * Interesting story upcoming on that topic

  5. By: Suzanne Posted: March 20, 2021

    Wow, you really covered the equinox from all directions. Great pictures! Same as with Bill, we have a lot of hills and trees in the way and no proper horizon. Or else I could ride my bike a bit further to a hill I have picked out as a good place for viewing sundown, but it’s 28 degrees F here and I’m not riding my bike at sunrise or sunset.

  6. By: gregblood Posted: March 21, 2021

    Those are some great pictures that really illustrate the equinox well. Nice.

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