Somehow, when the first backgammon players appear on the sidewalk, that’s a sure sign of an upcoming spring. They are still in their winter jackets, but the 'tawleh' is outdoors. On the right, hidden by the awning, you see someone lurking on a water pipe.
Bad weather is still predicted for this week, but even though there’s plenty of snow on the mountains, it’s will be too warm for skiing, unless you show up on the slope at 8 A.M. And that is very unlikely to happen with an 18-year old.
That’s it. Spring 2012 is in the air. Do I see a pattern here?