In New England my friends are finding joy in the sun coming out to play~ now and then...here in the Central Valley spring has already begun to grace us with her botonical presence...flowering trees are showing off! Bliss!
I've not heard anyone discuss the blossoms. Perhaps the 'regulars' are not thinking Spring yet. Hard to think of Winter much less Spring. One day late at the very end of December the leaves suddenly fall off ~ mid February they're back. It throws off the body's natural rythm. Perhaps that is why everything seems so "now" here...no serious waxing and waning of the seasons.