Dawn n Dee,
Our last summer was nearly our hottest n driest on Pacific West Coast. Usually we have cool n damp weather too except July thru September. This autumn n winter thus our region has caught up in the rain department. Record deep snow covers our Cascade Mtn range so the coming summer will have plenty of water supplies as the snow melts.
The last couple days our chilly, frosty n damp winter has been interrupted with mild but partly sunny weather n temps in the mid 50's ( 10 to 12 dgs C). The bees are finally able to make cleansing flights n check out our winter blooming camellias n yellow witch hazel bushes starting to bloom.