Here's a photo for my friend who moved to Florida last March. It seemed like our winter/spring was extra gray and extra dreary. At one point, I even took a photo from the back deck to send her. To compensate here's a photo that might make her a little wistful of the northwest in late spring on nearly perfect days.
I posted a photo of this tree on March 5th with some of my snow photos. Since moving here, that tree (our neighbor's) is the real clock for me. It took a long time to finally spot leaves budding, but when they did the whole tree seemed to leaf out overnight. One of the best parts of summer will be watching the late afternoon sun light it up like a lantern.