Yes, it really is just around the corner. I found these signs today. Look, Crocuses (or croci?).
My heather is blooming:
Buds are doing what they do:
Snowdrops are blooming, and even the ladybugs are out:
The dogs in the doggie park can smell it:
and Dandilions are blooming:
Dandilions? WTF? I'm not ready to dig up the dandilions. It's only freakin February. Those of you still in the midst of glorious, icy winter must be counting your blessings. You can still skate, toboggan, wear mitts and shovel the walk. And you don't have to worry yet about digging up the dandilions. Oh you lucky, lucky folks.