Today sleet and graupel, yesterday daffodils and crocuses. Last Saturday, a herd of 50 elk stampeded past me while I was hiking in the foothills. The ground seemed to shake. I never have heard before the sound of a herd stampeding. We found turkey tracks in the snow patches while we postholed thru remnants of snow. On Sunday, we heard choruses of frogs calling. The apple, forsythia, and redbud blossoms were just budding out over the last few days.