The sun is shining in Pludlow today, and it's warmed up all the way to 50 degrees according to the thermometer on my deck, which is in the shade. It's a lot warmer than that sitting in the sun on the front porch.
I've got my little auxiliary heater turned off in the daytime for I think the first time since I bought it at Costco in December. It's over 70 in here with no furnace running, and I've even got the front door open.
This is the sprouting season, when worms, flowers, vegetables, and especially herbs begin to writhe about in the earth and put up seedlings (except the worms, of course). And I say "Thank God for a garden," because it will be such a renewal to have my hands in the dirt again this spring.