SoCS: Spoke Too Soon

It spoke too soon.


The season didn’t shout loud enough on March 20th. (It was more like a whimper.) It’s been a retreating plod toward warmer weather and green grass.

Last weekend, we had the worst April snowfall on record. Actually, it was a blizzard because the winds were howling as well. At times, the snow fell sideways. And blew sideways.

As you noticed within my Wednesday post, I spent the entire weekend indoors and did not venture out until Monday morning. Natasha, the neighbor and I had to shovel the mound of ice and snow behind vehicles and in front of garages so that we could go to work.

We may have spoken a few naughty words under our breath during this time.

Thankfully, the weather in Wisconsin can change on a dime and as I’m writing this sentence at 5:19 on Friday evening, the temperature is a balmy 52 degrees F. We’ll be up to 60 by Sunday. That means much more of this:

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The snow piles will eventually diminish and be replaced by lakes and streams.

Eventually, the lakes and streams will dry up and I’ll be able to take the maiden voyage on my bicycle. It’s for the best because you’re probably as sick of me whining about this Wisconsin winter spring as I am living it.

So, I will share a few photos of the evil snow piles and a little something to laugh about if you have been feeling the pain of extended winter.

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19 responses to SoCS: Spoke Too Soon

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I’m so sorry you had to be present during the record setting event. Snow in April is bad enough, no one needs to raise the bar! I hope you get up on two wheels soon!

    It’s only 35 degrees here but Maddie and I have been for a walk. It’s on its way to 62, and it looks like a week in the 60’s is heading our way. Let’s hopd spring finally wakes up.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s been very weird to see the snow and the snow piles around since we should be looking at greening of the grass by now. I don’t think we had 12″ of snow all winter before this happened.

      It’s warming up here as well and I sure hope spring sticks around this time. I am so itching to enjoy the outdoors without having to wear a winter coat!

  2. Shelley says:

    I can sympathize with you. I’m so thankful to finally see puddles instead of white! Hope the above 50-degree weather sticks around and bikes can hit the road again! Happy Saturday, Mary!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I know, Shelley. We are more than deserving of good weather for a change. I hope the snow melts quickly, especially off the trails.

  3. JoAnna says:

    Shoveling snow to go to work! We get a few flakes here in NC and everything closes. I guess that’s why people up north have such strong constitutions. Just think, you’re healthier! Yeah, I know that probably doesn’t help much. When I was a kid, I wanted to live in Alaska. Now, I just want to visit in the summer.

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    Eeeek! I don’t like the look of those snow piles!

    We still have big icy patches on our driveway where it doesn’t see much sun, but today is glorious. SUNSHINE! ☀️ Haven’t seen much of that in the last month!

    I took my bike out this morning on one of the trails I expected would be relatively clean. It was worse than I expected – even a downed tree over the trail – but it felt wonderful to be out there again!!!
    It won’t be long now, Mary! 🚲🚲🚲

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s been a beautiful sunny Saturday and I’ve been out and about all day. Heading out again to see mom and will be driving with the windows open! I would have thought about taking the bike out, but it’s just too wet with the snow melting. We’ll be in the 50’s all week, so I expect to see dry land by next weekend.

  5. I agree Spring/Summer needed to shout a lot louder. Loved both your slideshows. I have to tell you this, my sister is a 4th grade teacher in Butler County, Pennsylvania. That’s in Butler, PA. and her kids told her one day they were sick of the snow so she took told them put their gloves, boots and coats on and she took them outside up a trail into the woods and she told them to yell as loud as they could up at the sky go away snow.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh man, I probably could have gathered a crowd a month ago and done the same. Do you think it would have prevented us from having a 100-year blizzard?

      Maybe not, but your sister had a very cool, novel idea. I bet the kids had fun with that.

  6. joey says:

    Big snow was big, Mary!
    My Wisconsin buddy got 10″ last week, and while I don’t mind the snow, I’m glad we didn’t get 10″. It will stop, eventually. Until it comes back. But you know, there’ll be months without snow.
    Here’s to puddles! 🙂

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