It's hard to believe, but a couple of days ago, my lilac bush thought it was spring because it was so warm. It was trying its best to put forth some buds. Today, totally different story. Said buds are encased in ice.
The blue jays usually fly away when they see me at the window, but I guess when it's this cold and you fought off all your blue jay friends for the prime spot on the suet feeder, nothing else matters.