Today is the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox. Equinox means that hours of light and dark are equal. With spring, everything is new and starting over after the bleakness of winter. It means longer days are coming with the extra light, as we look forward to time spent out of doors and summer vacation to come.
I can't help but remember the poem I learned in the fifth grade - Daffodils by William Wordsworth, "...and then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils."
Claude Monet, the French painter who was responsible for the name, "Impressionists" with his painting, Impression: Sunrise, studied the changes of light in his garden. Is it any wonder that the china he designed in 1898 for his personal use at his home in Giverny, is a combination of white, blue and yellow.
In 1978 Robert Haviland & C. Parlon, the world renowned Limoges porcelain dinerware manufacturer, recreated a dinner service true to its original shape, pattern and colors called Giverny Range, Monet.
The yellow tulips add a pop of color to this photo of the Henredon dining group, Oxford Classics.
Celebrate spring by using yellow as an accent color and by bringing fresh flowers into your home. As Wordsworth said, "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocond company."
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