Monday, March 03, 2014

Signs of Spring Blog Challenge

OK, I'll join in and play along with Dar's challenge to find a sign of spring.

I have to be honest, it is cold and plenty icy here. This past weekend saw lots of below zero temperatures. On the other hand, the sun has decided to visit a little more often, and we poor souls on the Middle Coast are venturing out in search of something, anything, that isn't "staying inside and out of the cold."

As such, I wound up over at Roller Garden again because, technically, going somewhere else counts as spending time outside. Also, roller skating is fun all year long.

Anyway, in the  photo below you'll notice that it is sunny and not, at that exact moment, snowing.  So, it's almost like spring!

I asked Triumph if she wanted to try going for a ride. I can't tell you what she said since this
is a (relatively) family-friendly blog but, suffice it to say, she wasn't interested.


Chris Cope said...

Just like spring... with snow almost breaking a fence. That said, I do miss Minnesota winters.

bob skoot said...


when the sun s shining it feels warm whether you can feel the heat or not. It always feels better when it is bright and not dark and gloomy

Now if you had a Ural you would be riding, (just saying . . .

A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

Richard M said...

Look on the bright side, at least the snow isn't over the fence.

And like Bob said...

mq01 said...

skating! right on!
inquiring minds; i'd like to know what that sexy girl triumph said :)
i suspect imma side with her... ;)

VStar Lady said...

I don't know, but that looks like spring melt on the roller rink sidewalk to me!

Trobairitz said...

We may have green grass and flowers blooming but we don't have sunshine, so you have that going for you.

You managed to find bright colors too.

Lucky said...

Chris - Minnesota winters are certainly pretty. I would be OK with it if there was just one month of this kind of weather per year, though.

Bob Skoot - After the dark months of December and January, the sunlight really does make everything a little more tolerable.

Richard M - Good point. I could have had to walk through a snow tunnel to get to the front door.

An Ural would be fun, though the roads have been very icy for the last week, and nothing is good on ice.

MQ01 - Well, let's just say that she thought staying inside was a much better idea than going out in the cold.

V-Star Lady - The sun is getting warmer, I'll give you that. I'm not sure if that's spring melt on the sidewalk, but a little optimism never hurts.

Trobairitz - That's true. I'm sure you're at least as eager as I am to see some sunshine. I'm a little jealous of your green grass and blooming flowers, though. :)

Richard M said...

Right now we have a lot of ice and you can feel tires slipping all the time but you must be used to that by now. Wit three wheels, it seems easy enough to find the dry strips of pavement.

I've been curious if anyone has tried siping bike tires. Maybe that'll be next years experiment.

Lucky said...

Richard M - My Pilot Road 3 tires have lots of siping... Or do you mean actually, personally, going after the tires with an exacto knife?

Because that would be Burt Munro-riffic, now that I think about it.

Dar said...


It sounds like you guts were blasted hard this winter. We get torrential rain and 90km/h winds most of the winter and I still get cabin fever from this. I have to say though having come from the land of -40 winters with 12 feet of snow & 8 months of winter I think I actually prefer it to the never ending wet. I never thought I would say this, but my joints never hurt up north, down here they ache in the rain. Hopefully your winter misery will be over soon!

Lucky said...

Dar - It's hard choosing between cold so harsh that it makes my face hurt, and never-ending damp. Both of them start to get to a person after the third week.

That said, this week we are actually starting to see some signs of spring here on the Middle Coast. I may have to revisit my signs of spring post...