To the mouse, snow means freedom from want and fear. ... To a rough-legged hawk, a thaw means freedom from want and fear.
If there comes a little thaw, still the air is chill and raw. Here and there a patch of snow, dirtier than the ground below, dribbles down a marshy flood; ankle-deep you stick in mud in the meadows while you sing, "This is Spring."
Harry thaw shot the wrong architect.wilson mizner
I'm wearin'awa', John Like snaw-wreaths in thaw, John, I'm wearin'awa' To the land o'the leal.
One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of a March thaw, is the spring.aldo leopold
O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dew.