I have my fingers crossed that spring is actually here. We had a really mild winter in Istanbul, so it was really no surprise when the trees started to bloom about two weeks ago. And then we were walking around Besiktas last week, and it was 70 degrees and sunny...and shockingly, the first tulips were starting to bloom, a month early. We had a slight blip of bad weather this past weekend, 40 degrees and rainy, but I'm really hoping that's just winter's way of saying see ya. Hooray, SPRING!!!