Spring...
2 min read

Spring...

Spring...
There are myths, goddesses, eggs, Iceland and a couple of guys that almost died. Fun spring celebrations!

Something to read: What’s So Great About Spring in Iceland?

Spring is always an optimistic time of year, with new beginnings and the promise of brighter days ahead. Spring in Iceland is particularly welcoming, especially after the long, dark days of winter slowly but surely fade away. As this season breaks ground, daylight hours lengthen and snow begins to thaw and recede.

Something to discuss: Origin of Easter

On Easter Sunday, a bunny will deliver chocolate eggs to many households across Australia. Have you ever wondered how this seemingly bizarre tradition came to be? Well, it turns out Easter actually began as a pagan festival celebrating spring in the Northern Hemisphere, long before the advent of Christianity.

Something to watch: We almost DIED in Spencer Glacier calving

My buddy Josh and I rode the Alaska Railroad out to Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop and tent camped over night at Spencer Glacier.  We went kayaking in the glacier bay [...] and witnessed a MASSIVE event as a chunk of a glacier calved about 50 foot from us and created a 10-12 foot wave.  We were pelted with chunks of flying ice and buckets of water.  To say we are lucky to be alive is an understatement.  It was an absolutely stunning phenomenon to witness (and survive) . We learned our lesson and will give glaciers the space they deserve next time we are out exploring.

Something to try: How to Make Confetti Eggs | Cascarones Tutorial

Learn how to make cascarones - confetti eggs! My family has made cascarones for generations, and it's a fun Easter craft for the whole family. You can use these confetti filled eggs for Easter egg hunts and then enjoy cracking a cascarón on a friend's head for fun.

Something to strew($): Bento How-to Shape Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled or hard-cooked eggs are a good source of Protein, Vitamin B12 and Phosphorus. Here is how you can make a perfect hard-boiled egg and shape it to fun animal shapes.

Something to geek out on: Teutonic Mythology by Jacob Grimm (1882) Warning! Auto-download of PDF.

There is no one to whom Folk-lore is more indebted than to Grimm. Not to mention the loving care with which he hunted up his Kinder and Haus-marehen from all over Germany, he delights to detect in many a nursery-tale and popular custom of to-day the beliefs and habits of our forefathers thousands of years ago. (part of translator's intro).

‘They gave it me,’ Humpty Dumpty continued thoughtfully, as he crossed one knee over the other and clasped his hands round it, ‘they gave it me—for an un-birthday present.’
From Through the Looking-Glass. Illustration by John Tenniel.