It's March 1. And if you live in the upper midwest, that means one thing:

Winter is over.

Yeah, it'll still be cold for another month. We may have another blizzard or two.

But none of it will amount to much and rather than signify the beginning of months of the same, they'll signify minor roadblocks en route to daffodils, leaf sprouts, and puffy clouds skittering across pale blue sky.