Where I live in the mountains I see no signs that spring is coming - we are even expecting a light dusting of snow which was suppose to start around 11 a.m. but so far nothing.
The other day we went over to Oak Glen. This area experienced a big forest fire twice in one month (or two months, not sure) in two different areas of their mountains. It's still a nice place to visit but in the fall the area is filled with tourists as the apples will be harvested, which is the main tourist attraction in Oak Glen. Who doesn't want to stop at Oak Glen for apple pie? Me. I would never go there on a weekend in any season up there. When we visit there it is always during the week.
Nothing much was blooming in the Montane Nature Preserve but it was still a nice day and we enjoyed going there.