Sunrise over Lake Michigan. (Photo by Mary De Jong)

Mary De Jong sent this photo of the sunrise on March 20, the vernal equinox. The new season officially arrived at 4:37 a.m. central daylight time. Folklore has it that eggs can be balanced at the equinox. This is true, but that can be done at any time; the equinox has no influence on egg-balancing. Nor is the popular notion that violent storms accompany the equinoxes based in fact. Nonetheless, the sunshine on March 20 was a welcome sight over Lake Michigan.

Mary Gavin

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...