An early spring is like Christmas come early. My favorite time of the year is the first few weeks of spring when the flowers are just starting to bud and the leaves are still young and fresh. We are not quit there, but there are a few early bloomers around town that brighten my day. The warmer weather and longer days have me wanting to shed my dark layers in favor of a bright spring coat. Spring mornings are still chilly in Central Virginia, and after three years I finally found the perfect transitional coat. Of course I still wear it during the winter, but the light blue color is just right for a warmer day.