Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A return to winter

After several balmy days above freezing, and a complete loss of any snow that was left from our only previous storm, we got a fresh 3-4" overnight, turning everything white again.  Over the past several days, I've gotten out by taking a fast 5-mile walk on the snow-free bike path, and then returning there the next day for 11-12 miles of biking.  This was starting to look a little too much like last winter.

This latest storm seemed to come from nowhere.  I heard nothing about any expected snow until a day or two before, and then suddenly, here it is.  It's a heavy wet snow that's clinging to everything as it falls, including, fortunately, the large spruce above my almost-clear driveway.

Holly and I got out this afternoon for a short walk in the Indian Kill Preserve, in Glenville.  There wasn't really enough snow for snowshoes, but the footing was a little sketchy on the steeper slopes, so some sort of traction would have been useful.  We just took our time and enjoyed the beautiful winter scenery.

No comments:

Post a Comment