Tues 03.20.12 - Today is the first day of Spring 2012. Well, first day if you are in the Northern hemisphere and east of the Central time zone, but here in California we turned to Spring at 10:14pm last night. Though in typical Southern California form, spring has been blossoming since the leaves fell off the trees in mid-January.
The On Being Blog has a nice photo essay on the Iranian-Kurd-Afghani spring celebration of Nowruz. If you are Catholic or Orthodox, then Happy Lady Day to you or not if you are cranky.
Even if you are still knee deep in snow and weeks away from flowers and trees blossoming, go light a good bonfire and jump over it in joy of Spring! The bonfire will at least keep you warm... ;o)