There’s no question that the past few days have been delightfully sunny and warm…we have been breaking high temp records for both the month and the entire winter for 3 days now.
As awesome as it is, and I truly can’t believe I’m even saying this given that I am 100% a summer person, I am hoping that we get back to normal around here. And soon. It breaks my heart to see the trees starting to bloom, knowing that those delicate buds will soon be frozen and most likely covered by the next inevitable snowfall. For today, however, I was thrilled to have another warm and wonderful day.
I left the house early and headed out for coffee with a friend, then decided to rack up some steps on the Fitbit at the State Park. I don’t really have much to say about the walk/jog (although it’s tough with the camera) other than the fact that there were a lot of people out enjoying the morning, the park was as beautiful and enjoyable as always, and snow/ice that is halfway melted and covered with an inch of water is incredibly slippery.
I studied ballet for 15 years and…really…you would think I would have a bit more balance and/or grace when faced with a slippery surface but, sadly, I do not. It made for an interesting adventure.
I’m sharing these photos in the order in which I took them, so you can kind of see my path. I parked by the back entrance to SPAC, walked across the SPAC lawns and out to the front parking lot. From there, I got on the path leading down to the creek and continued on my way through the park, carefully watching my step to be sure I didn’t wipe out on any of that slippery, wet ice.
I have so many wonderful memories of this creek, the hiking paths, and of the many family picnics here throughout my childhoood, as well as the countless walks with my dog. Oh, and I guess I shouldn’t leave out all of the pre-concert parties and picnics as a teenager…lots of special memories here.
It is Saturday afternoon as I write this, but it will not be published and posted until Sunday morning, which I know will be considerably cooler and more toward the norm for this time of year.
While I am more than excited for the spring/summer to arrive, I am happy to wait out these final few weeks of winter. I do like a quiet snowfall, and I haven’t had a chance to get my snowshoes out yet this year, so a little more snow would not be a bad thing in my book.
Enjoy the week ahead…regardless of whatever the weather is doing!