Oh, there's still snow on the ground, but I know that winter is releasing it's icy grip on MN. I noticed the other night that it was still light outside after Vespers, the roads are merely wet during my afternoon commute these days and not icy, the sun is warmer and brighter. ElderSon's thoughts have turned to - baseball (instead of hockey).
I'm not naive enough to believe that we are done with either snow or cold yet, but I recognize the handwriting on the wall. This winter will soon be done. Whatever snow or cold comes won't stay for long.
I see as I look around the blogosphere that I am not alone in my anticipation of spring.