March was apparently warmer than April for the first time in about 100 years. We had a fantastic St. Patrick's day and a great Sox opening day (in early April) and then the whole month just went down the crapper. It has been very cold but at least it hasn't been cold with wind and driving rain (the only type of weather other than complete blizzard that keeps me out of the "cheap seats" up at the Bears game), and I guess we got a bit of sun here and there.
Regardless of baseball affiliation I took this photo a while back looking at my relatives' flowers in mid March and all the plants were just doing great. I hope that all this cold weather doesn't set them back too far, but it hasn't had a hard freeze at least and that seems very remote now that we are heading into May.