It was an exceptional winter in Maine. We had plenty of snow at Christmas and a real "January Thaw" where we lost most of what had fallen. Thank goodness we did as soon after the snow and the cold returned and as I am writing this in late March, we still have plenty of snow cover.... a foot and a half in places where the sun don't shine! The snow is still so beautiful when we have a new storm, but the cold has been so severe this year, that has been what I have minded. Today it was in the single numbers when I got up... breaking records in Portland for the date. The sun feels warm now though and it registered 90 degrees on a 26 degree day in the greenhouse!