I guess it should say “the snow WAS gone.” There were several hours yesterday where there was no snow on the ground in my yard. Before that, we had had some snow somewhere in our yard since some point in November or December. I was ready for it to be gone. Of course, by the time I got home from work, we had more snow. And, by this morning, we had even more. But, the first snow free (partial) day marks a turning point every year. This has been a long winter, but there is hope.