Small Seasons of the Lower Hudson Valley
Inspired by smallseasons.guide. My goal with this page is to write descriptions for the small seasons we experience in the lower Hudson Valley.
|Season||Name||Japanese characters||Meaning||Associations||Approximate Date|
|Spring||Risshun||立春||Start of Spring||The first skunk cabbages pop up in the low wet areas of the woods. The eagles soar.||Feb 4|
|Usui||雨水||Rain waters||Ice melts, daffodils start to pop out of the ground.||Feb 18|
|Keichitsu||啓蟄||Going-out of the worms||Crocuses bloom, bugs and frogs come out of brumation.||March 6|
|Shunbun||春分||Vernal equinox||Signs of plant life everywhere. Time to start your seeds indoors.||March 21|
|Seimei||清明||Clear and bright||Forsythias and cherry trees bloom.||April 4|
|Crocuses blooming||March 21||March 10||Feb 14|
|Daffodils emerging||???||Feb 18||Feb 14|
|Peonies emerging||???||???||March 3|
|Rhubarb emerging||n/a||n/a||March 4|
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