It is Spring, Right?

First of all, I’ll confess that the picture above was actually from a ride two days ago. I feel sorry for the folks that live up that hill and have to battle the mud to get to and from home each day.

I did ride today, but just a casual couple of miles through the neighborhood. It’s 28 degrees (F) this afternoon, with a blustery wind and the occasional snowflake in the air. Why is it that 28 degrees seems so much colder in April than it does in January?

After my very brief ride, I decided a walk in the woods would be a much better activity this afternoon. Much more sheltered from that wind. During my hike, I kept my ears open for some interesting sounds. I really liked the rushing water video in Greg’s post from yesterday, so I was happy I came across this running water, just on a vastly different scale.

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

12 response to "It is Spring, Right?"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 2, 2021

    its been cold and windy here too, and I agree 28F in April feels colder than January.
    The Fargo is lookin’ good! No mud roads for it just yet . . . .
    All this running water in VT and MN is having an effect . . . . . (Why we don’t have a water feature on the patio) šŸ™‚

    • By: BobinVT Posted: April 3, 2021

      Thanks, the Fargo has seen a little mud, but not a lot. I’m looking forward to getting it out to play in the dry dirt, rather than that wet variety.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: April 3, 2021

      I’m thinking I should put that on a 20 minute loop, and sell it as a meditation video.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: April 3, 2021

    You really did come up with a very nice sound. Good job. My theory on the 28-degrees being colder in April than it is in January is that in April we’ve been lulled into not dressing appropriately for it. After a couple of weeks of slowly shedding layers when we go outside, it’s hard to start putting them back on even when we KNOW what the temperature is.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: April 3, 2021

      It kind of makes me think of the few years where I lived down south, and very quickly adapted to the idea that anything under 40F was really cold. I fortunately reacclimated once I moved back north.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: April 3, 2021

    Nice relaxing moving water sound ā€”- ahhhhh. Nice job for this challenge Bob.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: April 3, 2021

      Thanks Nancy. I find running water, in all it’s forms, to be very soothing.

  4. By: Laura Posted: April 3, 2021

    I agree about it seeming colder at that temperature than it did earlier in the year. We had some warm weather and then it turned cold again and every joint in my body was screaming. I don’t think I could even take my bike out on a short ride with that much snow on the ground. You must be a hardy soul.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: April 5, 2021

      Seems I get slightly less hardy every year.

  5. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 5, 2021

    A nice trickling sound…got to go to the toilet now.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: April 5, 2021

      Hmmm yes, I can imagine it having that affect…

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