The astrological first day of spring is determined by the Spring Equinox, on March 20th this year. In my letter this week I explore the joy of spring. This is the first page of my letter this week. If you would like to sign up to get the complete, illustrated three-page letter (for free) in your email each week, click here.

Illustration by Kate Greenaway from The Language of Flowers 1884

The Boxing Hares is by Jan Ferguson, a wildlife artist specialising in wildlife and pet portraiture. She also undertakes commissions. Do visit her site to see her lovely paintings and prints. Jan Ferguson has kindly given permission for the use of her boxing hares print in this letter. Please Note: reproduction of this image may not be made for any reason whatsoever without the artist’s permission – copyright remains with the artist.