Winter Walk in the Flats

This past weekend was gorgeous, weather wise, for February in Wisconsin.

Highs in the upper 30’s, close to 40F (4.4C). Blue skies. Glorious sun.

Saturday was a perfect day for a winter walk in the Flats of Appleton, along the Fox River.

People and their dogs and kids and one guy on his bicycle, relieving a bit of cabin fever.

I’ll let the photos and descriptions do the talking. Click on any photo to enter the gallery and have an awesome Monday!

22 responses to Winter Walk in the Flats

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    What a beautiful day for a walk! thanks for taking us along.

    It looks like your trails are cleared in the winter of snow. Ours aren’t and although there are many bare patches right now, the hard-packed snow in the shady areas are particularly treacherous during these freeze-thaws.

    I took a walk last week with a friend and she had a really bad fall at the furthest most point in our route. I was quite alarmed but she assured me she was ok – it mostly just knocked the wind out of her which explained why she wasn’t moving for several minutes 😳

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh wow, Joanne, I’m glad your friend is okay. That could have turned nasty. I’ve fallen myself, trying to walk in the winter. Now I will only do so if the trail is cleared and free of ice. On Saturday I most often had to watch for puddles from the melting snow.

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        It probably scared me more than it did her.
        I too am leery of puddles. All too often I’ve discovered a layer of ice underneath the melting snow.

  2. Dan Antion says:

    I am actually jealous of your snow. We have none 🙁

    I wasn’t able to comment on the pictures in the gallery but I love the one near the dam and bridge and thanks for the shout out at the railroad tracks.

    It looks like a wonderful place to hike around on a quiet Sunday. Thanks for bringing us along.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      If I could share some of this snow, I would. Maddie would be crazed if she could see the snow piles around here. Mount Maddie supreme!

      You are welcome, Dan. Not sure why you can’t comment on the photos. Is it me or WP? Anyhow, glad you could see them and always happy to take blogging friends along for a walk.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Blue skies and warm sun this time of year is good for the soul. Hope you’re also getting some of this, Marian.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      This has been a tolerable winter, even with the snow. And days like this let me know that eventually it will all melt snd give way to beautiful green grass.

  3. Ally Bean says:

    Lovely photos. What a beautiful day to be outside. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. Nothing that bright around here yet.

  4. Herman says:

    Beautiful photographs, Mary! As you probably know, I love snow, but only in pictures, not in my backyard… It looks like you enjoyed your winter walk.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you, Herman. It’s difficult to not take pretty photos when the day is so beautiful. I will accept snowfall any day over the sub zero stuff and as long as it doesn’t show up in April like it did two winters ago. Here’s hoping that we both have an early and warm spring!

  5. joey says:

    That’s a nice trek! Good scenery. I love the frozen water bits — texture. In addition to the warm up we’ve had lately, all this sunlight! Gah, it’s so wonderful to see the sun after work. I think it’s improved my mood 🙂 Three cheers for spring coming soon!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yes, SUN! We’ve had a good share of it lately and it definitely makes everyone brighter and happier. 🙂

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