Over at No Facilities this morning, Dan gave his readers the duality of a Florida sunset from a business trip and this past week’s snowpocalypse in the Northeast. The only good thing about the snow photos was pretty girl Maddie, the queen of her backyard mountain.
Given a choice, I imagine Dan would prefer to be back in Florida where there are no snowblowers to be found and the weather is a tad bit warmer.
A reply to my comments, from Dan, included, “Think spring.”
Okay, I shall. I will. I did.
In salute to a forthcoming spring (36 days and counting) and with the intent to add a late submission to the weekly photo challenge of shadow, I took a lunchtime stroll on the walking path, soaking in the smell of earthiness and warm rays, and capturing a few photos.
Unlike the Northeast, it’s been fairly nice in Wisconsin. Today’s high, in the upper 30’s, is about 10 degrees F above normal for this time of year. Add in blue skies and the much-needed sun, and there wasn’t much about this day that would keep me indoors during 45 minutes of free time.
The last time I walked this path, it was covered with snow and black ice. Today, most of that had melted, with only a few wet patches. The wind was slightly bitey on the way out, but not a factor on the way back. By the time I returned to the office, I was warm and ready for a plated cold salad.
Yes, I thought of spring for Dan, for myself, for all of the robins who want to come home. It’s starting to feel and smell like it, although I know how fickle our weather can be during the waning days of winter. The meteorologist is predicting a weekend where the high will be 50 F, which is waaaaay above normal. I’ll take it and try not to think or utter the “S” word for fear of a Mount Maddie in my own backyard.