Monday, April 8, 2013

Winter again and it is snowing

On Saturday I went for a walk in the Meiko forests with my daughter. We selected a route we hadn't explored before.

There were two men getting their bicycles ready in the parking lot when we started walking. After a while they passed us in the narrow path in the snow, but soon we run into them again, on top of a hill, where the path started to deteriorate further.

The bicycles had extra wide tires, more that 10 cm in cross section, but the path in the snow was so bumpy and narrow that it was impossible to ride there. I think this kind of bicycle is called "fat bike".

We continued for some time, but then it started to be too hard going even for us on foot. We returned along the same path, but didn't see the bicycles again.

On Sunday and today on Monday we got some new snow. But it may get a bit warmer soon, at least the weather forecasts are promising that the nights wouldn't be so cold any more.

(Posting title is from the poem Heart’s Needle by W. D. Snodgrass.)


Martina said...

Despite your title the first photo makes spring seem possible :-)

Juha Haataja said...

Indeed, this long hillside with rocky cliffs facing south was like a promise of spring, and I think some of the early spring flowers will appear here first.