‘Tis Spring!

Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza

Do you see the serpent?

In the many travels I’ve been blessed with in this lifetime, I’ve visited Chichen Itza twice. The first time was back in the days when one could climb the pyramid, which I did. The second trip into that dense jungle was on a spring equinox during which I observed the brief appearance of the serpent. The serpent only appears twice a year to mark each equinox which signals either planting or harvest. Like most civilizations, both are celebrations for the Maya.

The pyramid, officially known as the Temple of Kukulcan, is a wonder of  construction, precision and magnificence. One can precisely tell the time and day of the year simply by the position of the sun and the shadows upon it.

I love Mexico.

Happy spring!

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6 thoughts on “‘Tis Spring!

  1. I’ve been there too and climbed the pyramid (alas, not on an equinox so I’ve never seen the serpent). Did you descend the steps on your bum? I did because I did not want to risk falling on those narrow, shallow steps.

  2. Cute bear (aren’t they all?) I see the serpent, spring is arriving here. Not so sure about Chicago, where I will be in a couple of days.

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