Winter is over.
Makes sense to START a year now.
Haft-Sin from last year at khaleh Dina Joon's house.
White House Haft-Sin. I don't think Obama put one up this year. Perhaps because he doesn't want to give ammo to those who want to brand him a Moslem. (Even though Norouz is a completely secular Persian tradition that predates Islam-- and the crazies think Hawaii is too foreign!)