One reason the rest of Canada hates southwest BC, particularly around this time of the year:
(Yes, VirJIMia, the crocuses are up!)
There's just nothing more annoying than those smug phone calls from west to east or north exclaiming, "The crocuses are up!" while the rest of the country is still digging out from 4 months of accumulated snow.
Right now, the only type of snow Lotus-landers have to deal with is of the Snow-drops variety.
But to be fair, I have to report that the daffodils are late this year due to a "bad" winter, involving a bit of snow from time to time.
Please don't hate me!