Released myself from my self-imposed office confinement long enough to venture to town for a haircut, a burger, some diesel fuel, and a few rudimentary groceries. It was a brilliant day, in the low 50s, and with a bright sun bearing down.
The snow, which has had us in a hard grip for quite a while, has succumbed to the warmer temps and that wonderful sun. Pockets remain on the north slope of hills and will for a long time yet. But for now we can see grass, enjoy daylight 'til after 5PM, and hope for spring.
There'll be plenty more winter yet ahead, and more than enough snow to replace what we've lost, but it's nice to get a break.