Here's the same flower bed on February 4, 2010. Our average high temperature on this date is 26 and the average low is 9. The record high for this date is 44, the record low is minus 24. Typically our last spring frost occurs from May 10-16.
It's too soon for me to be feeling giddy about the prospect of spring, but I'm already thinking/dreaming about the new growing season. Until the snow has disappeared from the ground and melted off of the rooftops, I'll have to be content with visiting my blogger friends who are lucky enough to enjoy early springs.