It's a typical spring in western Washington.
As I drove home yesterday through high winds blowing dark clouds that threatened rain and -- maybe -- snow, great clouds of pink petals from flowering trees blew across my windshield.
Four trees just across the back fence from us dropped nearly an inch accumulation of pink petal-snow.
I found the first few spring narcissus in a pot in our side yard, brave yellow flowers like tiny daffodils.
The dogs raced outside to play, turned on thier heels, and demanded to be returned to the warm house, which they then raced around like maniacs.
Spring in Washington.