Winter in New England is typically long and cold, and we thought this year would be no exception, with a fierce October snowstorm that took everyone (including the snow plowers!) by surprise. My fall mums looked so pretty covered in a blanket of frosty flakes. But since then, we have had only a few inches of snow, lots of sunshine and practically balmy temperatures! It has been a gift to those of us who don’t run ski resorts, who just need to get through our daily routines, grateful not to be digging ourselves out of mountains of the white stuff. And Spring is just around the corner.