As the rays of the blessed sun now strike the northern hemisphere more directly and draw our world into spring, I can only anticipate with the greatest pleasure all the delights of beauty that this wonderful time of the year will provide. It is still early, and March can be a cruel months, but the light and happiness of the eventual spring never fails.

This particular nymph, an Oceanid or sea nymph, has just returned from her long sojourn away from the wintry world, and is now ready to charm us with her mythical powers.