By Monday, the snow was all gone, except for the super compact pile on my deck, where there were about six inches left. But, in the course of the past week, even that all melted, too.
Miraculously, the crocuses and tulips all started coming up, even before the snow melted. And when it was gone, the crocuses in my yard quickly bloomed and gladdened my heart with their purple and yellow petals just like they do every spring.
And last night, it snowed again. And continues to do so. Apparently we're looking at 6-9 inches before the end of the day.
But the crocuses are still out there, poking through a backdrop of white, still gladdening my heart.
(And I suppose this means I don't have to change my header yet!)