We have had four consecutive days of above freezing temperatures around here and the snow is gradually fading away. We are so excited for sun and 40 degrees, we're doing a "Hooray-Spring-Hurry-Up-And-Get-Here-Already!!" dance around our house (by the way, in her right hand is a part of an old, once-stuffed-now-pretty-pitiful dog toy and a coaster made out of an old quilt that she carried around for much of yesterday afternoon)
You might not be able to tell from this photo, but I think our dancing is working. Yes, our backyard is still covered with snow, but it gets much less sun than other areas. And, even though the ground is still covered, you only have to look at these photos to see how much of an improvement this is. The grass is poking through in many spots in our front yard and all over town. Even though it's brown grass, it's still a welcome sight.
Yesterday we even went for a walk. Here's that "Mom, seriously??" look again.