SUMMARY: Weather's lovely.
Ah! This is the life! It's sunny and warm (set new record for the date yesterday, by 4 degrees, yet!). There's almost no smog and they say that the pollen count is way down. My allergies aren't bothering me. Not a cloud in the sky. Accuweather says it's 81 in San Jose; my yard thermometer says 82.
I mowed my lawn for the first 2 times in the last week. Daffodils and grape hyacinths are pretty much done blooming except for a few in the deep shade. All the frost-bitten plants are shooting out new leaves from apparently dead stems.
The plum tree is almost finished blooming; the apple trees are just starting to bloom. My sole bleeding heart is peeping out from the soil and the leaves look healthy. No sign of the hosta yet, but I expect any day now.
Boost played enthusiastically with cold sprays of water from the hose and then rolled her wet coat joyously on the lawn, while Tika hid in the shade and watched the proceedings. Dontcha love winter in California?