We have usually had more frost and cold than we have had so far this year, this is not a grumble, it is just a statement. It means that some things are still growing, such as the grass and the weeds. This does not diminish though the needs for signs of hope and the need to know that next year's growth will soon be on its way. Studying the signs of growth is one of my favourite past-times this time of year.
So the nights will roll back, the days will get longer and there will be flowers in the Spring. All is well.