Since the beginning of the month the blackbird has been greeting the dawn; or perhaps he is telling his lady friends that he's around and his rivals to clear off. It seems bizarre as the ground is still snow covered and although it's warmer than it was it's definitely not spring weather. Today was cloudy again, though the visibility was better than yesterday. We even had a few flurries of snow. There were fewer people on the slopes which was great as the snow was good and we didn't have to share it with so many.