The first Northeastern'er of the year subsided and sunshine is back, the warm temperatures not yet. However, the world turn halfway green --- the trees are mostly still barren but the lawns have turned green. The forsythia is in full bloom. I love it. Combine that with the fact that Maine is currently ranked the “most peaceful state” of the USA (based on crime rate statistics, sorry, Florida and Louisiana). It is kind of true, but also remember half of the year we are frozen solid.