From a local newspaper in my northern B.C. community:
Spring is in the air. One way to tell is the number of people you see shovelling snow from their lawns back onto their driveways.
(For those of you who don’t know: Snow melts faster when it’s spread out in a thin layer rather than piled in huge mounds. Moving snow from the tall piles alongside your driveway — where you shovelled it during in the winter — back onto your clear driveway surface — where it will melt and evaporate during the day — means that you’ll see your lawn a heck of a lot sooner than you would otherwise!)