We are not exactly having a balmy spring. Daytime temperatures are barely rising above freezing while nighttime temperatures still fall below, and we're still getting light dustings of snow from time to time.
But there is more sun, so the dustings are ephemeral, and the accumulated snow of winter is almost all gone, only remaining in spots where it has accumulated and/or is in shade.
As you can see in the photo, we still have a bit at the back of our yard where the snow was piled from shovelling the walks but where it is also quite shady. However, it is gone from more open areas, even where it was deep. Sadly, there is absolutely no new growth in the garden yet.
Bits of snow remain in the house across the street, mostly on the northern, shady side.
But very little remained in the nearby park, except under this tree on the north side.
In general, the park was snowless but bleak.
But there was some bird life by the drainage pond.
We had ferocious winds last week, and these people lost part of their fence. Some houses have lost siding or shingles. Fortunately, we only lost one shingle.
I look at the forecast and see that we might get more snow today with a maximum temperature of 6C/43F (it's Tuesday as I write this) and a nighttime temperature that drops below freezing. In fact, those kinds of temperatures are projected to persist until a week from Saturday, and even then we won't exactly be experiencing a heat wave. We might also get more snow on this coming weekend and early next week too. Sigh.