The first day of spring was two days ago, but it wasn't until today that it started to be 'spring'. It snowed, hailed, and sleet fell yesterday, so when the sun came up in a clear blue sky this morning it felt really good!
Here is a very depressing article by Richard Curtis - it should be required reading for any aspiring author, and readers should take a look at it too. It explains a lot. (Especially why I can't find my favorite authors or haven't been able to discover a really good author lately.)