It would be unwise to think the endless winter of 2017-18 is actually over after this week's blast of snow and slush.
Winter's last hurrah? Don't bet on it.
More chances of cold and snow are forecast through the Easter weekend.
But at least the wintry mix last Monday offered some beauty to go with the drudgery of sloppy sidewalks, streets and highways.
In the top photo, snow-flocked trees emerged from the lifting fog on BLM Hill in east Sturgis on Monday, while a man, who declined to give his name worked at removing the cover of white from a sidewalk along Pine Street in Sturgis on Monday.
This year's winter got off to a slow start in November and the first part of December but has since made up for lost time, with bitter cold to start the New Year, and a snowier than usual February and March.