A dusting of snow overnight, wet snow clinging to the evergreens, bare branches and seed heads. The snow is already melting on the sidewalks, but there are still tracks of those who have passed this way--
patterns of tire tracks in the streets
the treads of winter boots, big ones and little ones, coming and going
dog foot prints
little cat feet
There are also the tracks of wild creatures--
bird tracks, like calligraphy
maybe even a mouse, an opossum or a raccoon
And in the bare trees, last year's nests remain. The large and messy ones high in the trees were made by squirrels.
And on the bare branches, already, the buds of spring.