According to the calendar, Spring has arrived. However, here in the Northern Rockies winter-like weather is keeping any spring fever at bay. Recently, we've completed month 5 of snow cover here on the valley floor, and our area was termed as the "snowiest place on earth". Late May usually brings sunny days, blooming tulips, and possibly some brave butterflies, but it never hurts to dream about them now. It is normal for us to experience straggler snowstorms thru early June keeping us wondering if summer will ever arrive, and when it does...we'll be soaking up some sun!