Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sure it's nice, for now...

Plenty of sun and a tinge of green on lawns and trees. So why am I still suspicious?
It's a good thing that February ended yesterday, because today's terrific weather would have been even more suspect had it occurred in a month that doesn't at least have the courtesy to end with the vernal equinox. I can't really complain as it's been a mild winter, with the exception of a rather cold stretch this past month or so. However, I'm not going to let myself become accustomed to sun on bare arms quite yet.

After living here for a long time, I recognize a beautifully warm day in winter for what it is: a ploy of nature to induce false complacency, while Arctic elements conspire to hurl a late season snowstorm when least expected. I hope to be proven wrong, but I won't be riding far without cold weather gear at hand. That said, as with any reasonably sane person, I enjoyed the day anyway.
Enjoying an after school snack while telling an engrossing story about the adventures of recess.


  1. You know, I was just thinking yesterday that there was a blizzard the first week of March 2003 and I shouldn't let my guard down on the weather!

  2. That was a big storm and contributed to my suspicion. I remember driving past stuck 4wd trucks and SUVs in my old Subaru on my way home from DTC. It was easy to walk down the middle of any major street for several days afterward. The snow volume made for a largely car-less city, and in that sense it was a good time.