Big Al the Alligator in Beaumont, TX is eating again which means winter is over in southeast Texas, his record is far more accurate then a cute animal up north as far as predicting these things.
Another thing we look to in southeast Texas before we plant is the Pecan Tree. If it's budding, it's safe, if it's not budding winter is not quite done.
The Lord gives us signs to watch as His return draws nigh. Knowing these signs are of the utmost importance, but if we are not careful we can go off on a tangent and forget to love Him and serve Him with gladness of heart and devote ourselves to the Kingdom work to which we are called.
Jesus words concerning the last days are found in Matthew 24. If you feel you are too familiar with them in your favorite Bible version, study them in another version or two.
We don't know when he is coming, so we must be prepared.
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Stay in the Word and continue to do the ministry to which you are called. Jesus is coming! Halelujah!