The Ides of February
Every February, we get a few warm sunny days that tease us with promise of spring. The Ides of March were a warm, mild period in mid-march, so I call these days the Ides of February. We are looking for a high of 60 today. Teenagers will be going barefoot and stripping down to tank tops. (I know, when it gets to 60 in LA people are putting extra blankets on the bed and looking for the heavy sweaters. It's all a question of what you're used to.)
I administered a GEDteat at the jail today, so all the primo parking spaces were gone when I got back to campus at 10. I parked in the "Other" lot which meant a short stroll through the woods. And Joy, Joy, there was still sunlight when I left to go home!
Is this not a lovely sight?
You can almost hear the buds swelling. In some sheltered areas, Flowering plum and cherry trees are starting to bloom, and Japanese quince is blushing vividly all over the place.
I don't know what these green flowers are called, but they are so welcome when they bloom.