As my mother and sister incessantly remind me, it's cold as heck in the northern US. But down here, we've just had our first azalea bloom. Spring is here!
It's quite typical to get some spring here in southern Louisiana at this time of the year, but it was unexpected by me, since we've had such a frigid winter. By Louisiana standards of course. We had 17 nights where the thermometer went below 32 degrees! 3 or 4 is normal. 17 is crazy! I blame Albert Gore.
(click the photo to enlarge it. Azaleas are probably the world's most beautiful flowers.)