Tuesday, February 1, 2011

April Isn't That Far Away ...

The storm of the century, snowpocalypse, is in full swing outside.

Of course, it's only the storm of the century because there have not been that many huge snowstorms this century, which is fairly young. After all, we may get 10 to 12 inches of snow, which is A LOT, but hardly the end of the world.

But, it no doubt will keep me off my bike for a while. The year started with such hope, looking back at my January blog posts when I wore long underwear and cycled to work on some cool days seems a little sad, now, with the genuine Iowa blizzard blowing outside.

Well, despite the snow, we're arrived at February. It's the deep part of winter, but it's getting lighter, and spring is inevitable despite the monster storm (or maybe even the storm is, in a minor way, a sign of spring, since big snows tend to happen late in winter when moisture begins to return to the atmosphere).

Anyway, to cheer all my bike blog pals up, above is a photo from April 10, 2010, a magnolia blooming in my back yard. One of the joys of biking is passing by the scenery slowly enough and closely enough to see the flowers, and it won't be long before those nice spring biking days are here again.

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