The last few days the temperatures have stayed above freezing during the day. The snow melt was noticeable. The back yard was turning into a swamp with a snow cover. It's a great time to check out animal tracks. It was so nice that I was calculating the number of days before I could get out in the yard and weed, or pick up stuff, or dig up plants, or anything involving plants and dirt. Some of our day lilies and daffodils which face south and are close to the house think that spring is just around the corner. Well nature has a sense of humor because it started to snow while I was taking the pictures and we can expect 6 inches or so.