In Halifax, the part of winter with teeth - the days of really heavy snow, or a wind that feels like needles on exposed skin - has been pretty limited this year. I didn't need to wear my winter coat for most of January and February. It put me in the mood of waiting for spring. It was cloudy and grey, but still warm and I was waiting for the smell of spring.
When I woke up this morning, the smell was here! I woke up at 8:30, bleary-eyed and confused. The sunlight was streaming in my window and everything looked green and ready. I love spring in Halifax!