Good news for those counting down the days until the arrival of spring! The 2017 spring equinox is now here, taking place this morning at 10.28 a.m. GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). We’re celebrating the return of sunshine, longer days, and warmer temperatures today. HAPPY SPRING, EVERYONE! This photo was taken during the Tulip Time Festival in Belle Plaine, Kansas. This year’s 32nd annual rite-of-spring festival is slated for April 8 & 9, featuring thousands of tulips.