Yesterday morning I heard three or four geese calling as they flew over - the first I've heard this year. We've had clear indications of the changing season for several weeks now - robins (!) and house finches singing, squirrels chasing each other with vigor, and skunks out on their late-night prowls. One night last week I was kept awake by their intense scent. The buds on our maple are thickening and show a lovely red.
But at the same time, the ground is still covered by the snow that fell last week. Twice we had to have our driveway and walks cleared.