Signs of spring (?)

Last night, we were having another one of those incredible dust storms that have been blowing in this spring (and which may be decimating the spring snowpack).

This morning, I woke up to this:

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I was happy to see it - it will melt by the end of the day, and will keep the soil from being so incredibly dry.

I'm not sure this guy is so happy, though:

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