Thursday, February 23, 2012

Light at the end of the tunnel?

It's February.

When I was a kid in grade school, my mother would say "it's February, better bundle up!"

February was often the harshest month of the year. "Sub-zero" was often heard on the radio back then when it meant something in the Fahrenheit times.

But this winter has been more clement than harsh, and this February has been more March-ish. Everywhere you look winter seems beaten. What little snow we have is brittle and withered. The mantle is all in shades of grey and has receded to reveal the outline of our lawn.

If my Vespa were not in mid-project mode, I'd be considering a commute or two if it continued to look like positive temps and no precips.

5 comments:

  1. It has definitely been mild this February. Makes me wonder what March will bring.

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  2. It has been crazy mild here in St.Louis. Like Trobairitz, I fear March, but then again maybe this is just one of those years. Let's just plan on it shall we?
    ~k

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  3. Trobairitz, Keith, my only fear is that my whole heated grip project will have been in vain by the time it's done. Actually, what's to fear about that? If it happens, I'll embrace it!

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  4. I have found the last few years March and April have been very chilly compared to our typical winter months. I have seen trees with blossoms & can only take that to mean winter is almost done. Just think if you don't use the heated grips they will be all ready for next winter!

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  5. I also believe (and hope) that winter has lost its bite. I can't wait to commute more regularly on two wheels again.

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