Admittedly, the weather in Vancouver has not been as warm and sunny as it was back in February when the Winter Olympics were happening here and I was not.
Truth to tell, into almost every day since my arrival on the west coast, a little if not a lot of rain has had to fall.
Looking in my closet every morning I lament the climatic optimism with which I had obviously packed my clothes for this trip.
Well, even though it's said that April showers bring May flowers, I am here to tell you that there are plenty of flowers already busting out all over the place.
And while every day does indeed bring some, or a lot, of moisture with it, there is always enough of a break in the weather to get out for a daily walk to smell the flowers.
So my dear friends back east, lolling about in unseasonal, if not downright bizarre, 20+ degree Celcius climes while we out here are slightly goose-bumped with temperatures barely able to count to 10, don't cry too hard for me. And I promise I won't phone you and tell you how well all the blossoms are holding up in the rain.