The first day of spring is Monday, March 20, 2023, at 5:24 p.m. EDT. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this was marked by the arrival of the Vernal Equinox (otherwise known as the “First Point of Aries.”).
Vernal translates to “new” and “fresh,” and equinox derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night).
So what does that mean? Essentially, our hours of daylight—the period of time each day between sunrise and sunset—have been growing slightly longer each day since the winter solstice in December, which is the shortest day of the year (at least in terms of light). Read more »
When Vivian went to select hats for this post she was astonished to find that we did not have a single hat beginning with the letter “I”. She had to address that right away.
Vivian created two brand new hats! She named the classic hat Ivy and the fashion hat Ilona.
What a lovely hat. Look at this one!
What do you think? Isn’t she a doll? It has a Roaring 20’s sort of vibe going on doesn’t it?
And the name Ilona? Wikipedia (the fount of all knowledge) states:
‘Ilona is a common name in Finland, where it is considered to refer to the Finnish word ilo (“joy”) and ilona literally means “as a joy [to someone]”. It is also common in Latvia, Estonia, France, Lithuania and Poland (formerly in crown union with Hungary).’
Hello again dear friends. How about some glam to chase away those winter blues.
Hattingdon had a luncheon to attend and wanted something new and elegant to wear. She was also experiencing a bit of the winter blues so wanted something to remind her of Spring — which they keep saying is just around the corner. Hmmm. Doesn’t feel like it right now, but this hat has certainly cheered us.