Zack Thomas of Reston drew this butterfly to depict spring (Zack Thomas)

We want to thank all of the readers who answered our call a few months ago for winter weather art. We were flooded with images of snowmen and sledding, ice skating and snowball fights. Alas, because of the in­cred­ibly mild (or should we say weird?) winter, we were able to use very little of it. But with the start of spring just around the corner, it’s time to “think spring” when it comes to weather art.

Monday through Thursday, KidsPost features the weather forecast and an illustration by a local child. For spring, think about flowers blooming, birds singing. But don’t forget about spring showers as well!

Lauren Hawkins of Reston submitted this sunflower. (Lauren Hawkins)

The drawing runs fairly small, so simple designs with bright colors work best. Send art to KidsPost, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. A parent, guardian or teacher can also e-mail illustrations to us at kidspost@
with“weather art” in the subject line. Include your full name, age, home town and phone number.