Magnolia blossoms_Staats 8644_Our weather has been gloomy with days of gray. Our landscape has been transitional; warmer temperatures this past week caused some snow to melt, leaving patches of brown grass and piles of dirty snow.  But one place is an oasis of spring – the McNeely Conservatory at Como Park.  With a walk into the Sunken Garden, one is surrounded visually by spring.  Colors of pink and yellow, purple and blue – a wonderful sight to the eyes.  With encouragement like this, winter can’t last too much longer and we’ll savor the sights of spring when they arrive.