Of course the weather here is exquisite. I think each year I forget how beautiful is spring.
Thomas Merton wrote that, "Meanwhile, we are passing through the desert on our way to the promised land."
It is quite a beautiful desert. Perhaps each moment is the promised land.
Check it out: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/kilauea-mountain-of-fire/video-full-episode/4825/