I thought for a moment we were going to see the ground -- we had a string of warm (highs in the mid 30s!) temperatures, and snow was melting. Of course, we got about 4 inches last night, and are supposed to get 4 MORE today, so I guess seeing the ground will have to wait a while.
However: while poking about outside in the heat wave, I did see this poking up out of the snow:
My Agave Parryi 'Super Hardy'! It lives! At least for now... It has made it through the real cold of winter, but still to come is the perpetual wet of early spring. But it is alive! I hope everything else I'm worried about makes it too.