We have had feet upon feet upon feet upon feet of snow on the ground here in Northern NJ since a week (or so) after Christmas. There is still snow on the ground. Its never fully melted yet because it just keeps on snowing. The other day though I saw some signs of spring…a tiny garden gnome. It first started with the tip of his hat. Then we saw his face. Now pretty much his whole damn body is sticking out of the ground along with some smurf looking mushrooms. Its my new favorite thing to look for when I leave the house in the morning. He has a few other buddies that are started to make appearances as well so he won’t be lonely for long. Unless it snows again.