Seattle’s favorite meteorologist Cliff Mass says spring is finally here. But for me, a walk through the Arboretum before work this morning sealed the deal. Things are really in bloom. The new season is a tiny anecdote to the bitter pill we swallow listening to the news these days, but a true healer all the same.

Mass predicts rain in a few days, but who cares? We’re at the start of a trend:

On Sunday our luck runs out and showers and clouds move back in. But after the warmth, it won’t seem the same. My grass is already growing.

Check out these surface temperature charts and take heart. We’re through the worst of it, love.