When the spring equinox arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20, it is the symbolic start of good times for the 2020 sailing season.
Aside from the Floridians which embrace the winter as the best of times, and the iceboaters that like it cold and hard, those that like their shorts and sunscreen are celebrating the end of the long slow crawl through winter.
Wherever you live, springtime is an awesome season. It is the beginning of life for many animals, birds, fish, and even plants.
You will start seeing your trees and bushes budding, flowers will start blooming, and you will see more courting of the animals, which is really cute in some species.
Watching a pair of Western Grebes do a headbanging mating dance on the water that actually looks like a tango can be such an enlightening experience if you can stop laughing long enough.
Even the bees and other bugs are doing their mating rituals at this time of the year. Love is in the air!