Happy Spring Equinox!

Happy Spring Equinox, everyone!

Orange Sea Drop wall clock
It’s the time of year when night and day are about equal length.

That will happen at 16:57 UT time

The March equinox (or Northward equinox) is the equinox on the earth when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading northward. The March equinox is the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

The equinox can be as early as March 19 or as late as March 22, the precise time being about 5 hours 49 minutes later in a common year, and about 18 hours 11 minutes earlier in a leap year, than in the previous year. It is the balance of common years and leap years that keeps the calendar date of the equinox from drifting more than a day from March 20 each year.



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100 Responses to “Happy Spring Equinox!”
  1. What a gift you have been given. I would love to be able to paint like you, perhaps one day you will paint our farm for us in Sequim. I will pay you of course. Melody

    • Receiving words like yours is the true gift, my dear Melody and for this I am very grateful. I would love that very much – as I said you are surrounded by beauty!
      Have a beautiful Monday and new week, my dear! 🙂

  2. This is really wonderful work. I’ll have to visit again.

  3. violetski says:

    Warm, beautiful spring in your painting my dearest Marina!
    Love it❤️❤️❤️

  4. I find this beautiful work to be filled with symbolism, like so:

    1. Time: I feel it is always time to experience a Marina Kanavaki painting, and that they reflect an eternal beauty– much like the lovely painter Herself.

    2. Equinox: When I look at a Kanavaki creation, I experience equal parts delight and awe.

    3. Spring: Just looking at a Kanavaki puts a spring in my step.

    I must now conclude my remarks. I always worry about being too eloquent… : )

    • The Kanavaki has left the building and is somewhere flying high. I fear we may never fish her back…
      Wait… she has a message for a certain Mark Armstrong: “I’m si-ngin’ in the air – Just si-ngin’ in the air – such a glo-rious fee-lin’ – Mark se-nt me again – …” the Kanavaki is whistling joyfully now!
      🙂 🙂

  5. jeb610 says:

    Really enjoying looking at your wonderful blog….keep up the good work!

  6. din1992bay says:

    Reminds me about my Satellite Communication exam where we study about “equinox”.. 🙂

  7. viveka says:

    Wow, you have been busy with all the comments …. wonderful clock! Very stylish and contemporary. And many likes too – congratulations, you’re worth it all.

  8. annetbell says:

    Beautiful delicate spring colors. . . . .

  9. Hence the spring play tricks… after several days of sun and warm (up to 25°), snow is back up to 400 m / s and is again around 5-10°
    Then your fresh tones of flowers, are a balm for the heart! Just tenderly beautiful…
    a kiss 🙂 claudine

  10. This is beautiful interpretation of this new phase in our calendar… the oranges and blues are the shades of our sky and sunsets… you are so gifted my dear friend, I am in awe 🙂 xo, Alexandra

  11. jakesprinter says:

    Amazing artwork as always Marina …Keep it up 🙂

  12. aFrankAngle says:

    Surprise! 🙂

    Your choice of colors definitely signals transitions. Hope all is well with you.

  13. Madhu says:

    Beautiful! I love the concentric, repetition here, although I think I prefer the stronger colours of your earlier rendition for ‘Daylight Saving Time’. Happy spring to you Marina 🙂

  14. surprisebjg says:

    Brilliant! lovely colors lovely work great!

  15. fgassette says:



  16. Nice one, Marina! RH

  17. Aahhh … marking the time of Spring … with colors of the beautiful flowers that will soon bloom for us.
    Lovely ….

  18. sriramjanak says:

    A happy spring to you my Dear Marina…:-)

  19. clinock says:

    the beauty of spring is always in your art Marina…your wishes are returned to you a thousand fold…

  20. frizztext says:

    time goes on, spring comes, winter ‘s gone…
    P.S.: nice Ophelia book cover, did you read that book?

  21. Nandini says:

    Good wishes to you too. Loved the image. 🙂

  22. doronart says:

    Super spring my dearest friend, I think a clock like that everyone should have it on their wall! Good weekend:-)

  23. Mary says:

    Love this as a clock! This is so cool – perfect. Happy Spring to you!

  24. Jo Dunn says:

    Thanks for the info, Marina. I like the clock 🙂 Hope spring is green and bountiful for you. Jo

  25. Meanderer says:

    Happy Vernal Equinox to you also, Marina! Loving these fresh zingy colours!

  26. As usual, very enchanting illustration. You are a gifted artis, indeedt, Marina.

  27. How lovely! May your spring be full of wonderful colors 🙂

  28. Andrew Seal says:

    Lots of happy thoughts to you too 🙂

  29. Pink Ninjabi says:

    So lovely! You have inspired me to start watercolor painting.. 🙂 any tips? 🙂

    • Oh, how nice!!! No advice, just get your paintbrushes, paper and hands dirty!!!;-)

      • Pink Ninjabi says:

        Awwww!!! Wowee! That makes me want to jump in and do it right away! Not sure why I’ve been hesitating. It sits in my closet, pristine and plastic, untouched as my perfectionism prevents me from painting.. sigh…. how did you first get started? Did you take classes?

        • Too young to remember and after school I studied it too if one can study art – but for the sake of argument! Also good for learning techniques …and then forgetting them! 🙂 Have fun!

  30. Designer says:

    Fantastic representation, Marina, of the time change and Spring!!! ~xoxo!

  31. Jess says:

    And a happy Equinox and first day of Spring to you!

  32. Happy Equinox to you too, Marina! This is lovely.

  33. kanzensakura says:

    Happy happy to you!!!

  34. And a glorious spring to you Marina! A sublime time-teller!

  35. Dilip says:

    For us in India too it is the season for celebrations. On 17 March we had Holi a festival of fun and color. Wishing you dear Marina a happy and colorful Spring.
    Cheers and best regards.

  36. Happy, happy Spring, Marina. You bring colorful joy to the world each season, but in Spring you burst with delight! 😀

    • Ah, thank you so much, Donna – what a thing to say!!!! I can’t help but feel the joy of color and rebirth this season! You know what I mean!! Happy Spring, my dear!!!

  37. Dear Marina, have a beautiful day… The Sun is hidden here today… But its shining somewhere.. 🙂 and the light is always bright when I visit your lovely blog… Happy Spring Equinox too… May we grow in Peace and Love.. xox

  38. jmsabbagh says:

    Serenity and festivals of bright colors that bring the viewr peace..Great creation .Jalal

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