Although nights have been cold and we have had frosts like this until the sun arrives, things are very ahead of themselves this year.
Blackthorn is blossoming everywhere. The Green Fingered Photographer has an interesting post about blackthorn with all sorts of fascinating information I never knew. He's also a wonderful photographer.
Although we often see daffodils in February, it's not normally as early as mid-February.
I even spotted one tree whose leaves were starting to come out, a hawthorn. Admittedly it was the only one I could see, nevertheless it was a surprise to see it.
One swallow doesn't make a spring, so one advanced February doesn't make global warming, but it does make you wonder. I can't remember the last time we had "proper" snow here.