I think it's safe to say that winter has skipped Texas this year. We've had some low 30s at night but on average we've been the 50s during the day. No snow at all (we usually get at least one light one) and actually very little precipitation. There was that series of tornados right after Christmas, including one that destroyed an area to the south east of us and that is something that usually comes with spring. Last weekend we took a beautiful day and went to the Arboretum of course. The flowers that usually come up at the end of February are already sprouting and they were talking about putting ice on them to keep them in the ground a little bit longer!
I just hope this doesn't mean a horribly hot summer for us.
Camellias are apparently a winter flower and so they were all in bloom and beautiful. They look a lot like roses.
The kids found lots of seeds and pods from some hanging vines and made art.
He dismantled Abby's dragonfly and then made a whole series of bugs. He was very proud of himself.