It's staying above freezing this week, which means the snow banks are shrinking and what's underneath is reappearing. Dollygirl found her small shovel that had disappeared under a drift.
On the strange-wildlife side, a very corpulent raccoon waddled across our yard this morning. We do get raccoons here (that's why we lock up the garbage), but not usually in the daytime. We wondered if this one might be a mama-to-be.