Nice revision, but note we wouldn't say "the front" of a season. In poetry, you might make it work, but never in prose. Seasons have temporal length, not physical substance, and they also come and go, so you can say the beginning of spring, the onset of spring, the arrival of spring, and more, but never the front.
Is it true one can never say “the front” of a season in prose? And is there historical precedent (in the way of grammar dicta) for not applying front to ethereal or ephemeral things?