kw: observations, seasons
Perhaps the groundhog was right, and Spring will arrive in less than six weeks (from Feb 2). The yellow crocuses are already in bloom, and of the two kinds of mayapple, the smaller variety is just beginning to bloom. I also heard spring peepers (frogs) singing at a pond in Boothwyn, PA last night. It was remarkable, as the temperature was about 35°F (2°C). All this more than two weeks earlier than last year.
I seem to remember that prior to a few years ago, the Forsythia would bloom in late February. I don't see that any more.