26 February 2009
According to this entry in Wikipedia, spring doesn't start until March 21. According to the traditional Japanese calendar, it has already arrived during the first week of February.
The weather here tells me that it is indeed spring. It's still a bit cooler on some days, and that's just the way I like it. It is the best time of year, weather-wise, in this area of California. Except for the sneeze attacks we keep having.
But we can't stay inside just because we've got runny noses! Take the camera, don't forget the pack of tissue, and let's go outside -- allergy be damned!