Have you ever heard of "Christmas in July"? Well in my very backyard I am having "Spring in December"!
The cat and I went exploring in the yard and I was so surprised to see a camilia bush with buds on it and what could be narcissus coming up out of the earth. When I lived in a town where the elevation was 4,200 feet, we were lucky to see anything blooming by May, but now as I live at 1,300 feet I see signs of life everywhere. And when the lady on the radio says that the next few days will be cold with a high of 40° I can't help but let out a snort of disbelief ... that's not cold!
Only having lived here a week, I am still getting used to my surroundings. But I'm easing right in, and so is the cat who is relieved to go outside in the winter and NOT have to tromp around in at least a foot of snow!