Is it Spring?
When I was out working in my yard Monday morning, I noticed that the jonquils are pushing their heads up out of the leaves. They’ve got nearly three inches of green showing at this point, so I guess it’s inevitable that spring will finally conquer what I’ve felt was a pretty nasty winter around these parts.
Biking home from work last night really felt good. I could tell just by looking around that people are starting to come out of their winter slumber and get active again. It was still a little cool at 46 degrees when I left the office, but with lots of daylight left, people were everywhere. I saw walkers, runners, cyclists, skateboarders, and the couple on push scooters that I’ve not seen in ages. This is the man (taken a couple of years ago). I wanted to stop for a fresh picture when I saw them coming, but there was a line of cars behind me so it wasn’t practical. Maybe I’ll see the two of them out again soon so I can get an updated picture…
The ride into work this morning just felt like spring was on the way. It had rained while I was lifting weights earliier, so the streets were nice and damp. I love it that way in the morning…sounds are muted and everything is quiet. At 36 degrees, the temperature was reasonable, and there was a nice southeasterly wind to push me toward the office. It was another of those mornings that I wished I had a longer distance to go or time to just go out and play!
It’s amazing to me how commuting to and from work by bike enhances the overall quality of my life. I get so much enjoyment out of the time that I find it hard to understand why others think I’m odd for doing it! Oh well, I guess it’s their loss and my gain!
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