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Spring comes late for me. Even today my yard is covered in snow (it apparently hit 14 degrees Celcius, that's 57 Farenheit).
(That also happens to be the full extent of my front yard, viewed out my bedroom window)
I took that picture at 12:30 this afternoon. By mid summer the sun will reach all the way to the bottom of that picture (Where garden ends and bricks start) and I can grow full sun plants no problem, as long as they don't need a hot spring or long growing season, because that's not something I can give them. Keep in mind as you look at that picture that that is considerably less snow than I'm normally dealing with at this time of year.
On the plus side you can see the most amazing Crab apple across the street. In April it will be covered in white flowers even when my yard may still have snow.