These pansies and daffodils were in bloom at school last week. However, the altitude at which I work is 2,000 feet below the one where I live. It will be a while before we see these sights here.
This was the view of the Manzano Mountains from school on Thursday. Most of the view was obscured by clouds. Friday afternoon, when the clouds lifted for a brief period, we could see that quite a bit of snow had fallen there. (This is the west face of the mountains. At my house we see the east face of the Manzanos and Sandias.)
Today as we arrived home from church to howling winds, my young musician said, "This is why I don't want to live in New Mexico." I understand what she means, but howling winds are hallmarks of spring and fall here. They can crop up at pretty much any other time of year too.