First, a January thaw that apparently caused this poor, deluded daffodil to sprout.
Then, several blizzards to cover it with a protective layer of insulating snow.
Now, a morning temperature of 3°F and a wind chill of -17°F (I know that wind chill doesn't really apply in the case of a plant, but I want you to know just how cold I was when I took this photo).
And, yeah, I see that the hose has leaked some water and that has encouraged the melting around the daffodil.
This is why we can't have nice things.