Turns out having had them in Kansas and Maryland was a deceptive sample. Green is where there are; not green is where they ain't:
(Click on the map for some stuff about the plant.)
If you live where they're around a lot, even if you don't particularly pay attention to plants, it's hard not to notice that they've started telling you it's Spring.
A snowstorm here again last night. But word is Monday will be warm. Like, really warm. In the 50s F warm. Maybe HIGH 50s.
I really don't care how muddy and rainy it gets. Bring me the big sloppy mess, O goddesses of Earth and Spring.