Time zones make the timing of scientific things, like the vernal equinox, occur on different days. In the U.S., the vernal equinox occurred on March 20, 2018. However, with Japan being 13+ hours ahead, the vernal equinox occurred on March 21st. In Japan, the vernal equinox is a national holiday! Here is a graphic shared by the base explaining more about the traditions.

March 21st is also special because it is our anniversary. Our photo order from the Seabee Ball arrived earlier this week. I think it is a great picture of us.

Just like many of you waking up on Wednesday morning, believe it or not, we also had snow on the vernal equinox. Clearly, Mother Nature has a sense of humor! We knew it was supposed to rain today. We had no idea the snow was forecasted!

If it wasn’t so beautiful, it would be annoying. Ahhh, the wabi-sabi of life.

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Fortunately, the temperatures are supposed to warm up in the next 24 hours. This white stuff won’t be around too long. Maybe Mother Nature was just trying to delay the Sakura blossoms a day or two. Good things come to those who wait, patiently.