Yesterday was warm here. Temperature records melted like Salvador Dali's watch. How warm was it? It was so warm that the brown bear at the zoo woke up two months early. He didn't have to be at work until half past April so he was fairly cranky about it.
Today was cooler, so the trails were once again hard packed. There were people skiing, skijoring, walking hand in hand, walking dogs on leashes, walking dogs off leashes (jerks), and biking (me for one).
The sun was shining, and for a full 7 hours and 58 minutes, too.
But why should I try and explain it, when the Beatles already have.
As the winter has progressed, the boulevards have become streets, the streets have become alleys and the alleys have become fields, but, the snow blowers, graders, front end loaders and dump trucks arrived en masse on my route on Wednesday. For three days now, they have been hauling away the snow that has been making the streets impossibly narrow. It's been kind of exciting to watch, a veritable "Boy's Encyclopedia of Street Maintenance Equipment" come to life. And, the streets are really, really wide.