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. http://www.janferguson.co.uk/index.html. 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.