Readers of these Musings will know that I am no fan of winter in Virginia. I do love those "winter beers" which my favorite breweries release. Those special beers help to make the season bearable. However, "cold, wet, and dark" are more welcome as beer descriptors, than when used to describe winter in these parts. Imagine my delight when I walked out of my office this morning and was greeted by the sight of the fosythia blooming.