The places I've been, the things I've seen...Since 2006.
Ice out, 2011
It's a small thing but the snow is now gone from our small patch of front yard.
Things are still drab and gray and more snow wouldn't out of the question, but until very recently there was still feet of snow in front of our unit, oppressing the lilac and rhododendrons -- which look rather worse for wear. The change is for the better.
Like everything else on this site (wallowing in triviality), this occasion has been marked here previously: There's literally nothing new under the sun, even as the seasons change and years go by.