Nice shot, Ax. This should be interesting. I have some seed I applied November 17, 2012. Looks about the same. I used 3 ounces seed on one square yard, just over 20 lbs per sqft. Seed was Scotts perennial rye. Neglected, lawn with no irrigation. Had lots of weeds and crabgrass. No soil preparation at all. Light rains. Temp 39 degrees at the moment. Also same seed sown in a cup outdoors plunged into the soil. So far, no sign of germination. Inside--same seed...germinated and about 4 inches tall at the maximum.
I will probably sow more seed in the months ahead--probably on top of snow.