Last week we had a brief break from winter, but it reminded me more of fall than spring.
Deep winter snows gradually had receded from south- and west-facing slopes. High winds on Saturday released autumn's leaves from where they had been trapped beneath the snow, stirring them around and back into the places I had previously removed them. So I spent some time raking them again so that they wouldn't mat down.
Then we received another four inches of snow and have complete snow cover again.