We've had an unseasonably warm winter this year. But considering the severity and harshness of the past two, we were due for a mild, balmy winter.
I missed walking out on my back deck these last few years, but now I'm back - and even though it's winter, the first thing I do early mornings, is step out, coffee cup in hand, breathe in the fresh air and have a look around.
Anything new happen overnight in my backyard? The neighbours? Not usually. Unless it's early spring or summer - and then there's always something new in the garden!