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Absolutely Charming Images That Will Have You Thinking Spring

"If winter comes can spring be far behind?" — Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

Absolutely not! It's the promise I hold on to from the moment I pack away the Christmas wrappings and trappings, through the endless weeks of Jack Frost's bite,  until Mother Nature's first warm breath. It's not that I don't appreciate winter; it's good to have variety in life, provided well by four distinct seasons. As many have pointed out too, how exciting would all of spring's life and colour be if it wasn't preceded by winter's blank palate and frigid temperatures?

But let's be honest here. Winter is miserable. We tough it out, yet there's not a lot to actually like about it.

When it comes to diversity, however, Old Man Winter has been bringing it on his own in our corner of the world this year.  Despite predictions of an extra long, extremely cold season with lots and lots of snow, we've  been hit with everything including unseasonabl…