As the snow recedes, you can see things starting to come to life. Especially since last year at this time we had a dump of 30 cm of snow, followed two days later by another 51 cm.
So it's especially exciting to see the day lilies start to shoot up through the wet ground in March.
Meanwhile where there's still snow, you can see visitors from the previous night. Check out these big feet: mine with a snowshoe hare's.