Around mid March I posted that Spring was in the air. To an extent, it's true... flowering trees are in full bloom (even some without their leaves), flowers are flowering everywhere, and trees are budding. What I am puzzled about is the lack of leaves on the trees and the really cold weather! I know about the giboulet de mars and all... but last year around this time, the cherry trees at the Parc de Sceaux had leaves AND flowers... We went by the area yesterday to check it out... and saw that the flowers were just budding and no leaves at all on the trees... My question, Is it the season of spring itself - after the spring equinox and all that brings spring along... or is it the softening of the weather and the sun that brings forth the leaves and flowers?! Just wondering because it's still pretty chilly for spring.. Last year in March, I think it hit the low 20s and was much more sunny than it has been lately. In San Diego, we have Gray May and June Gloom but I feel like saying.. we have Gray France!! What's up with the weather? I'm still a newbie here, and being a So. Cal native with thin blood, I am not accustomed to such cold/mild weather.. I'll have a serving of sunshine, please!!