Arlo: Spring came early this year!
Janis: Yes! Isn't it glorious?!
Arlo: It got here just after midnight!
Janis: I always enjoy our conversations - both of them!
His and Her’s conversations, how nice living in your own world and not being nagged about it.
That’s about it. Makes it a lot easier to live together with that feeling….Speaking of which, Arlo seems to be following Janis around…..In spring, an old man’s thought’s turn to love, too. You go boy!
Had my “Welcome Seasonal Change” banner on the porch. Wife and neighbors think it odd.
Well, now we’re CERTAIN that A&J live in the Central Time Zone. I’ll add this to the ever-growing list of clues.
One reason spring is “early” is that we added that extra day to Feb. Otherwise today would be March 21.
It’s mildly irritating when someone says “here” without giving a clue to where “here” is. http://www.archaeoastronomy.com/2012.html says the equinox came at 11:14 pm in the Mountain Time Zone, though. So you and I share that.
I agree with Janis’s perspective, here. Spring is not determined by the equinox. I hear people in our area (the foothills of the Ozarks, basically) talk EVERY year about how this or that aspect of spring is developing nicely “and it’s not even spring yet”!!! When will they finally twig on to the fact that spring in our area ALWAYS arrives before the equinox, and does not come until after the equinox in some northern latitudes? As per Janis’s reply to Arlo, we did have an earlier spring even than usual this year, and it is glorious.
My wife’s used that “two conversations” line on me before.
wikipedia says the artist never stated where they live
You don’t have it exactly right. The century years normally skip leap year, but in those years divisible by 400, leap year is not skipped. There is no special provision for millennial years, but since they are all divisible by 400, they come under that rule. Specifically, 1800 and 1900 were not leap years, but 2000 was always supposed to be under the provisions of the Gregorian calendar. However, 2100 will once again not be a leap year, not that most of us will still be around to worry about that.