He was never gone, of course; merely lying in wait.
Over the last couple of days we have had about eight inches of new snow and a renewal of really cold weather. This is after a respite of several days during which the day-time temperatures reached up toward the 60s. We also had good sun and very little wind.
But if variety is the spice of life, then the High Plains are a very well-seasoned place to be! This is the Old Boy helping us to appreciate spring, when it finally appears, all the more.