Signs of spring that are bringing joy

You report that “it was not clear if they [the Myanmar military] were using rubber bullets or live fire” (Myanmar: troops and police forcefully disperse marchers in Mandalay, 15 February). Rubber bullets are high-velocity projectiles discharged from a firearm. They can, and do, kill people. In what way does their use differ from live fire?
Steve Boulding
Stanwardine, Shropshire

Summer may be a little way off yet (Adrian Chiles, 16 February), but my garden tells me that spring is surely here, even in these cold frosty days. Snowdrops, a scattering of those golden discs of aconites, each with its collar of green leaf, and the early pale purple crocuses have all defied the weather and appeared for their annual spring celebration. Without a care about social contact. What a joy.
Elizabeth Jacobs
Pinner, London

Another day, another photo of the prime minister “shaking elbows”, albeit without his butcher’s coat for once (Best photographs of the day, 15 February). Is the shared rubbing of the spot we’re strongly encouraged to cough into really advisable?
Kate Gales
Cambridge

Would Boris Johnson have called the storming of the Bastille a “kerfuffle” (Boris Johnson calls Trump impeachment over Capitol attack ‘kerfuffle’, 14 February)?
Hugh Edwards
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Two letters from France published on 15 February. So it’s not just British businesses moving to Europe, but Guardian readers too.
Keith Owen
Exeter, Devon