Snow. Snow since October or November. Blizzards. Drifts. Shoveling. Blowing. Ice dams. Water in my house. Snow melting now. Snow melting in Slope County. Snow melting in Stark County. Snow melting in Billings County. Snow melting in Burleigh County and Morton County. Snow melting on my husband's garlic and strawberry and raspberry beds. Ice on our driveway. Rivulets. Walkers in our neighborhood. Walkers and dogs and bicyclists and runners everywhere. Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes. Equinox has passed and another solstice approaches.