Leah says I write about the weather all the time. That may be true. It's because it's a subject of endless interest to me, it really is.
Anyways, the past couple days it's been much warmer than we've become accustomed to, at least during the day. At night it still goes down to zero or below, but in the afternoons it's been getting all the way up to thirty, or even above freezing for a little while! Enough warmth, in any case, that I feel it necessary to open my car window about halfway for all driving not on highways. Sometimes I have the heat on simultaneously, but so much the better: it is a very pleasant sensation, having the windows open and the heat on, and I recommend it highly. What I find is that all thaws, regardless of the particular temperature that sets the high end of the thaw, smell similarly, and they smell like spring.