Spring does seem to come earlier here in the PNW. We've been here 3 winters so far and the first two seemed to 'break' at about the last week of February. The smell in the air suddenly changes and both me and the pooch stick our noses up to sniff the first green.
To cheer myself up and coax the sunshine back, we're having friends over this weekend for a Cuban theme dinner.
I'll post the menu later, since I have to go to work now.