QB: in the Malverns pic, was something on fire? And thank you for the info re: the vista - beautiful! And SO glad you got your "baby" back : )
SpanishLiz: As of today, we still have one stormwater lake open for public skating. I believe we set a new record as it's been designated "safe" since Dec 15. I don't personally consider that a "good thing" lol. So glad for Precious that she has green grass to chew on. My Zoe has had "spring fever" for about 3 weeks now, but it's still too cold for her to go outside.
Szabs: Ty for the explanation, I sort of figured it must have been something like that. Btw, LOVE the arab door - oh my!
Ren: Ok, that's IT. I'm definitely putting Gloucester on my list of "places to visit before I die".
Zorba: re: our snow. Glad you liked it, but it doesn't look like a "picture postcard" to me. It just looks like WORK lol
Auntie: well judging by your photos, I can certainly understand why you wouldn't want to live here. I am EVER so jealous!
Rather than torture you all further with more snow pictures, am posting the first orchid to bloom in my house in 2011: