California has its spring and other states are coming behind it. My Dad always tells me about the temperature in Fairbanks because he was stationed there during World War II. It sounds like it will be a while before their spring comes.
I have planted 550 daffodils front and back yards over the last few years. It looks wonderful.
The lilac is beginning. It doesn't smell like the ones in the midwest, but it is the closest I can get.