Living at over a mile (or 1600 meters) above sea level, but also positioned way down south; gives our China home quite a temperate climate. In fact the local saying related to our city is "四季如春" (or "four seasons like spring"). So while many of you have been hibernating under layer upon layer of freshly fallen snow, we have experienced a fairly mild "cold season."
However, the locals seldom let you in on the rest of the adage, "一雨变成冬" ("but with rain, it changes to winter"). Well, the gray skies mysteriously gathered today and the drop in temperature was amazing. We do desperately need those rain clouds to open up, though; as area farmers are fighting a terrible drought. So while I too long for and love cherry blossoms and daffodils; I'll willingly wrap up in a comforter and huddle by the heater in anticipation of a "wintery" rain.
How's the weather in your part of the world?