The photos were taken over the course of three days. After a cold start to the week, the temperature soared to 56F on Saturday, February 7, 2009, and the high has been above freezing everyday since then. It was as if the garden was just waiting for the snow to melt, poised to spring into growth. It is so wonderful to see the plants again. It feels as if we have finally turned a corner. There will be more cold days, there will probably be more snow, but winter's iron grip has finally been broken.