At least right now, New Jersey is much more beautiful than Massachusetts. I know, I was there for a few days.
Seriously, the weather in New Jersey must have been much better so far this spring than in Massachusetts. Trees are fully green there, flowers have bloomed and grass needs to be cut desperately. There are even flower trees that have started dropping flowers.
Coming back to Massachusetts, we were greeted by the barren branches on trees, winter height grass and only sporadic color from blooming flowers.
This weeks rain combined with the sun and warmth of last weekend and the coming one should help.
I know New Jersey is south of here, but it's not that far.