My garden awaits. The flowers around our yard are in the state of shock. They start coming up and then we get a frost. The trees had buds, but since the frost last week, they are retreating. The birds have showed up, along with the chipmonks, bunnies, and we always have deer. The wind is back and it cuts you to the bone. To think I left California for this! We DO love the wide open spaces and the summers and falls here, but winter just hangs around for way too long, encroaching on Spring's time.