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March 20, 2014 at 6:55 PM

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First day of spring


STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Volunteer Diane Corbin gives away daffodils with unbridled ambition in Seattle's Westlake Park. "It's so much fun to give things away" she said. Pike Place Market volunteers handed out more than 10,000 daffodils in the downtown area to celebrate the first day of spring.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A Double-crested Cormorant grabs some lunch as it wades in the foamy currents of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard on the first day of spring. Spring officially arrived at 9:57 a.m. Thursday, bringing a forecast of partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-50s for the rest of the week.

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

After a birthday lunch at Dick's Drive-In, Emily, left, and Jane Buckner, of Seattle, stroll through the Washington Park Arboretum.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A group of Great Blue Herons fly past the train bridge at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

With sticks and stones, Raphael Echols, right, and Devin Johnson built their temporary art on the tidal flats, at the mouth of the Snohomish River, with full knowledge and no real concern that high tide would soon rearrange their work.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A Great Blue Heron rests on a tree beside the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks as it builds its nest in Ballard.

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