Today is the first day of Spring 2012 and moments ago my dear friend Pam Wright from Bandon, Oregon called and we talked a lot ( as we always do) and then, out of the blue, she mentioned the oddest thing had happened to her earlier in the day while she was volunteering at the Free Flight Bird Rehab. She had walked into the room where a wonderful little Peregrine Falcon, named Harper is housed (nothing to do with Harper) and there in the middle of the room was a broom used to clean the area. The broom was “standing”, standing in the middle of the room. Pam moved around it and put her hands around it without touching it and sure enough, this broom was truly standing upright on its bristles and not falling over. There were no tricks. So, during our phone conversation Pam asks me if I have a broom. “Yeah sure, I said”, “It’s outside and it’s just a plastic broom”. She didn’t need to ask me anything further. I was out the door trying to stand a broom on my patio and guess what! It seems that on the equinox it is easy to balance things that normally don’t balance very well, like an egg or a broom. I was skeptical for sure, but I tried it while still chatting with Pam on the phone in my other hand and here’s three pictures I took of my old plastic broom STANDING on it’s own. Wow! Happy Spring!! Happy Vernal Equinox, Pam!! Thanks for reminding me of the wonder and excitement of Spring.