After last year's record snowstorm the end of February and record cold temps in March, I was certainly surprised with this year's 80 degree average temperature in March. It's supposed to be the first day of Spring today and most of my flowering trees are already fully decked out in their lovely spring garments. But, I'm not complaining. I'm working really hard to find time to be outdoors before the bugs come and the temps are unbearably hot. These are precious days to a pleinair painter. I hope you are all planning a trip into the wondrous outdoors this weekend. I'm heading out today. The sun is magical, the temperature is perfect and we get very few gifts like this in Michigan. Blessings to you all!