I guess we all have to try to accept both the good and the bad about where we live. Easier said than done.
I am jealous of all the rain and snow that you guys have had. I know it's been waaaay too much this year for you guys, but we have had so little and everything started out dry to begin with...I'm really worried about where we will be water-wise by the time you guys are beginning to see your first blooms.
Oh well...we all have to take what mother nature brings...and do our best to appreciate it. So I'm sorry you guys have to wait...and sorry that we didn't get rain, but I'm also happy to have blooms, and happy that you have all had lots of rain and moisture to nourish your flowers.
Gotta look at the bright side!