Yes I am in Michigan, and yes my window supplies me with the same snowy view as yours, and yes I realize that the "warmer" temperatures I am overjoyed with are STILL below freezing. But in defiance of all those "cold" facts, I still get the feeling that we are over the hill and progressing towards spring. Here is some evidence.
Your eyes are not deceiving you, that is an actual Robin, and the photo was taken on January 31st.... this year. :) Apparently the Robins were sick of the weather down south and decided to send up a delegation (5 were spotted in our yard) to see what it was like up here. We have since seen all 5 messengers heading southward to report. And though I am afraid we won't see them again anytime soon, it was nice to hear their hopeful little warble and see their cheerful rust colored chests for a short time. We shall be awaiting their return!