This winter has been amazingly sunny and warm compared to usual. So even though it's still pretty bare outside, there are a lot of things blooming if you look a little closer.
But you don't have to look very closely down in California, where I was last weekend. My friend and I made a road trip down to Yuba City for the holiday weekend, and the weather was soooo awesome. Plus, orchards were blooming all over and it felt more like March than April.
It was a great trip! Not pictured: lots of unhealthy food from my favorite places, Dania coming over for games and dinner, Starbucks iced tea, Valentine candy, a drive around town to look at my old houses and schools, a smooth drive both ways (especially coming back!). I'm so happy we went.