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Unseasonably green

Warm sunlight illuminates pussy willow catkins along 5th Avenue near downtown Anchorage on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The furry catkins are usually a sign of Spring.
Bill Roth
Poppies pop up prematurely outside the Natural Health Center on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Midtown.
Erik Hill
Green grass greets motorists along Northern Lights Boulevard just west of C Street on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, outside the Wells Fargo building.
Erik Hill
A flower garden in East Anchorage is beginning to sprout green leaves on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
Bill Roth
Lilac buds anticipate spring on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Turnagain.
Erik Hill
Some plants get an early start on spring in the south-facing garden bed outside Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, on West Northern Lights Boulevard.
Erik Hill
Perennials peek out from their protective leaf litter at the Natural Health Center on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Midtown.
Erik Hill
Warm sunlight illuminates pussy willow catkins along 5th Avenue near downtown Anchorage on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The furry catkins are usually a sign of Spring.
Bill Roth
Poppies pop up prematurely outside the Natural Health Center on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Midtown.
Erik Hill
Green grass greets motorists along Northern Lights Boulevard just west of C Street on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, outside the Wells Fargo building.
Erik Hill
A flower garden in East Anchorage is beginning to sprout green leaves on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
Bill Roth
Lilac buds anticipate spring on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Turnagain.
Erik Hill
Some plants get an early start on spring in the south-facing garden bed outside Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, on West Northern Lights Boulevard.
Erik Hill
Perennials peek out from their protective leaf litter at the Natural Health Center on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Midtown.
Erik Hill
Warm sunlight illuminates pussy willow catkins along 5th Avenue near downtown Anchorage on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The furry catkins are usually a sign of Spring.
Bill Roth
Poppies pop up prematurely outside the Natural Health Center on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Midtown.
Erik Hill
Green grass greets motorists along Northern Lights Boulevard just west of C Street on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, outside the Wells Fargo building.
Erik Hill
A flower garden in East Anchorage is beginning to sprout green leaves on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
Bill Roth
Lilac buds anticipate spring on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Turnagain.
Erik Hill
Some plants get an early start on spring in the south-facing garden bed outside Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, on West Northern Lights Boulevard.
Erik Hill
Perennials peek out from their protective leaf litter at the Natural Health Center on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Midtown.
Erik Hill
Alaska Dispatch