Winter always seems to take longer than we would like. As I walked around our city today, there were daffodils showing their yellow glory, Croci displaying their beautiful man of purples and yellows, and even Hyacinth popping through the earth. I know in most parts of the country the snow is still around or still falling, but here on the West Coast, we are enjoying our winter in the mid-30s to mid-'40s. The snow here lasted barely a week and now is gone. There are tennis zealots out on the courts and the brave golfers are wading through the much on the greens in hope of perfecting that golf stroke before the season truly begins.