and outside the window I can hear birds making their mating calls. It's still officially winter here (yanks do the 21st as the turn of the season; where I come from it's the 1st) and it's a pretty warm winter - we hit 20C as a high today - last week we were hitting 30 C as a high. Not bad for winter! Of course, come summer I'm expecting to see 50C as the peak and if I'm lucky we'll drop to 37C at midnight.
But I vastly prefer that to the prospect of snow as far as the eye can see. As long as I have water to hand I'll alway prefer the Phoenix summer to the Minnesota winter.