I'm posting this largely so I can look at it in the middle of February and be reminded that there are so many lovely times of year here, and winter won't last forever!
We've hit the seasonal sweet spot here in MN. It's a stunningly bright and beautiful day, with just a few wispy clouds in the sky. Most of the trees are still green, but there is a particular variety, like the one below, that are absolutely ablaze with color. Short sleeves are comfortable, but no need to get the shorts back out at 70 degrees.
It's dark out by the time the kids go to bed, but light when we need to get up in the morning. The air is fresh and slightly crisp, and every day that it's warm enough to play outside comfortably is a bonus from here. We have Halloween to look forward to, and a birthday season, and then the holidays and a visit from relatives.
Days like this, I feel like I've hit the jackpot.
(Note to self in February: Winter will end. Winter will end. WINTER WILL END)