It's almost warm this afternoon, but I had to wear my leather gloves, a headband, a fleece jacket and heavy shell parka this mornign while riding to work. The forsythia is in full bloom now in Montreal, and I saw a magnolia flowering in one of the alleys yesterday, looking like a flock of white birds fluttering on bare branches. However, it's still pretty grim otherwise. A tulip here and there, and some crocuses and daffodils bedraggled by rain. I'm sure spring will arrive eventually...she seems to have taken a detour somewhere on her way up the east coast. If you see her, please send her this way!