But by my standards, I'm looking at its tail end! Tender crocus and daffodils poke out of the ground, temps reach the 40s (50 today; feels balmy to me!), and it's sometimes wet, but sometimes not. Sometimes grey, but sometimes not. They say winter will be long.
I say: Winter's nearly long gone.
I say: I think I can live here, and I take a deep breath of relief in the moist air.
Pictures from the Columbia River Gorge with special thanks to Marilyn for sharing this experience with me!