I did a double-take when a formerly very blonde friend showed up at the gym on Thursday evening: her hair was now a pretty auburn color. She said she'd dyed it spontaneously as a way to celebrate the lengthening of the days and the approaching spring (the Spring Equinox is on Monday, March 20).
I agreed that a few minutes more of daylight each day is adding up and really makes a difference in our outlooks. Also, my snowdrops are in bloom, and when filling the bird feeder I need to be careful not to tread on the tulips, crocus, and daffodils, which are up maybe an inch. The hellebores should be flowering presently.
(A friend reminds me darkly, though, that we usually get our heaviest snowstorms in March.)