To give you an update of where Mother Nature is out here in relation to wherever you are, the lilacs are blooming right now. So are the balsam root, lupine, phlox, and sticky geraniums in the meadows around here. These pictures say more than I could in a couple hundred words about how beautiful it is out here.
Notice how much less snow there is on Emigrant Peak in the fourth picture compared to some of the earlier ones I have posted. The last picture is from Yellowstone.