Today is the Vernal Equinox here in the northern hemisphere. It is the first day of spring. Yay!!! Here in SW Colorado, we are just starting to warm up after a pretty hard winter. Because of the blizzard that blew through a week ago, there is still plenty of snow on the ground, especially in the higher elevations. Colorado has had its worst avalanche season in years, and there is more snow coming through tomorrow.
Yesterday, I drove over to Hovenweep National Monument to get out into nature and do some photography. The monument is about 50 miles west of my house, and sits on the Colorado/Utah border. It is at a lower elevation than Cortez, and is always a bit warmer. The headquarters and gift shop were locked up tight, with no official personnel in sight. I took that opportunity to get off of the official trail for some of my photos! We are just at the start of our tourist season here, so there were people wandering about. It was a lovely day.
I will be having my usual shamanic fire ceremony here tonight, hoping to beat the incoming rain/snow. Whatever your schedule is for today, please take some time out to honor this annual solar event. Spring is the time to plant seeds. Plant your seeds of intent for the upcoming growth cycle. What would you like to plant so that you can harvest in the fall? Below are a few more photos from my outing at Hovenweep.