Thursday it was nearly 60 degrees. Yesterday, we had about six inches of snow. Today it was in the high 30s and all that pristine white snow called to me. It was a perfect day to ride.
Zelda and I stayed out of the woods — there was still a lot of snow falling from the trees. Big, heavy pieces of snow and ice. I didn’t make it out until the afternoon, but even then there were great untouched swathes of snow. It’s absolutely irresistible.
Of course it was irresistible to others as well. Zelda didn’t mind the cross country skiers much, but for some reason the snowshoers were very, very scary.
The snow was so wet and heavy that even late in the day, many of the trees were still bent over by the weight of the snow. Some of the same silver birches that shone like a beacon in the sun just a few days ago.