It is indeed almost Spring - we have ants in the kitchen. I whipped out my Terra ant killer and they are feasting and tomorrow will be dead ants! So there.
I was bemoaning the fact that my neighbors had seen a robin, but I had not. However, yesterday when I came home from errand running, there were 15 on my front lawn, enjoying the sun! And I heard a red wing blackbird, who is a sure sign of Spring approaching. The ice is almost gone from the pond and there are only a few clumps of snow here and there. The creeks are running and the river is quite high. Our neighbor's snowdrops are blooming. I really want it to be Spring, in case you can't tell.
We have been having "wait-a-minute" weather. Wait a minute and it's different. We had sun, snow, rain, sun and what the weatherman calls dibbles - which I think are clumps of snow flakes that look like hail, but aren't. At the moment it is misting with an occasional snowflake or rain drop.
I have no new tea to report on, but I will soon, as I have ordered some early greens from Life in Teacup. Last year I had pre-Qing Ming and and another very early tea from Gingko and I understood why these are so precious - absolutely delicious! One was plucked and processed on March 5! I guess their Spring was a lot earlier than ours this year.