With the much-needed rain this morning, the first day of spring — March 20 in 2013 — began to rise and shine in Houston and across the state.
We've discovered these great photos people have posted. Send us more to celebrate the vernal equinox of 2013!
At right, plants show off their magnificent colors at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.
The nice folks at Uptown Houston updated their cover photo on this special day.
The lantana at the CultureMap office know exactly what day this is.
Dreamy skies frame The Pleasure Pier in Galveston on this first day of spring.
Butterfly spottings are popping up all across the state, this one from the Texas Hill Country.
Check out the smiling faces of azaleas at Bayou Bend.
Nature's beauty thrives year-round at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.
The "Rising Sun" Redbuds bloom and leaf in the fresh spring sun at Buchanan's Native Plants.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston posts this lovely painting and asks, "To all you gardeners out there, what types of blooms are starting to appear in your garden?"
Frédéric Bazille, The Little Gardener, c. 1866–1867, oil on canvas, the MFAH, gift of Audrey Jones Beck
Yes, the bluebonnets are here! Thanks to Stephanie N. Tye Burch for this wonderful photo.
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