The sun is rising on a snow-covered garden, and I find out that for the weatherman, spring starts on March 1st. There are different definitions of spring. Meteorological spring references a standardized split up of the seasons into four, 3-month periods. Astronomical seasons are based on the solstices and equinoxes that occur around the year.
Today's pictures are the entries in the Betterphoto contest that placed for the month of January. The first is the second place winner in the Details and Macro category. The other two are Finalists.