I've noticed a real increase in the angle of the sun recently. Remember on January 22nd it looked like this.
The lower bed is totally in the sun and the middle bed is even partially in sun. Whoohoo! It must be almost spring. Notice also that the garlic area is out of the snow already! We were supposed to get 8" of snow on Wednesday night, but it never materialized. We got about an inch and it was melted off by the afternoon on Thursday.