Yesterday was the first day of Spring. This is how spring came to CT, about 2″ worth:

1) World in pictures from the first weekend of Spring

Afghan children play as they eat ice lollies in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Dar Yasin/AP)

A man smeared with colored powdered called abeer makes a funny face during Phagwa celebrations at the Savannah in Arranguez. Phagwa, or Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colours, celebrates the beginning of spring. (Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

Revellers stand beside St Michael’s Tower on Glastonbury Tor watching the “Super moon”, a full, or new moon that coincides with a close approach by the Moon to the Earth.
(ArtPhotograph: Ben Birchall/PA)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews belonging to the Vishnitz Hassidic sect celebrate the Jewish festival of Purim in Bnei Brak, Israel. Photograph (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Kabul: An Afghan girl poses for a photograph at the Sakhi shrine, during Nowruz, Often known as Persian New Year, Nowruz is an ancient festival marking the spring equinox (Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP)

2) My favorite peom of Spring. Only E.E. Cummings could imagine words like mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

What is a favorite song, or poem, that says Spring to you?

Chansons Innocentes: I by E.E. Cummings

in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and


balloonMan whistles