The snow photos were great.
I haven't seen snow like that in many years, and when I did, it was only
high in the mountains in Colorado.
The photo of a Crocus sent me outside searching for flowers, and even
though it's been extremely cold some nights (11 F a few nights ago). I
found the following:
Crocus (so far only little white ones, don't know the species off
Iris reticulata (just starting to open, some not even up though)
Pansies (of course this is cheating, they flower all winter, though they
are really getting "warmed" up again now)
Siberian Elm (hate that crop of seeds that comes in about 6 weeks, but love
to see things waking up)
Silver Maple (buds are just ready to pop, could be tomorrow, or could be
weeks, depending on weather)
and the pollen reports show Cypress and Juniper pollen in the air for some