I thought it might be nice for those of you currently experiencing warm weather, either in the southern hemisphere or in the southern part of the northern hemisphere, to see what you all are missing.

The hill coming out of my neighborhood is still a bit sketchy for bike riding, so the last couple of days I’ve thrown my bike in the car, and driven to the parking lot by the covered bridge to start my ride from there. The weather has actually been quite nice for riding, with daytime temps in the 30’s (F) and very little wind. For both rides, I stuck to the nicely plowed state highway doing an out and back each day.

I’ve of course ridden this road hundreds of times, but things definitely look a bit different in winter. For example, I tend to ride by this little waterfall all the time and barely notice it. But in winter, it takes on a very different look.

A little further on, I come to a pull off where I frequently stop for a water break in the summer. This time of year though, the town of Brattleboro uses this area to dump all the snow they clear from the downtown streets. By the end of the season, this lot will be mostly full.

I would have loved to have gotten closer, but the dog this lady was walking was unleashed, and I didn’t want to get him all excited. You can see though, that the snow pile is about twice her height. Hmmm, I suppose I could call this a collection of snow.

I continued south until I got to the underpass of the I-91 bridge. You’ve seen this before, but it looks a little different now.

Heading back north, I went by this softball field. I thought about trying to get my bike to emulate the Reckless Mr. Bing Bong, but it seemed just a bit beyond my current skillset.

No ball playing here for at least a few more months

Continuing on, I stopped by one of the bridges to get a better view of the West River. This section is fairly ice-free.

From there, back to the car, and one more view of my favorite covered bridge.

Sadly, our weather forecast for the next two days is for temperatures in the 50’s (F) with up to three inches of rain. Flood warnings have been issued. I have a feeling all my beautiful snow is going to be gone shortly, to be replaced by a muddy mess.

Ride total each of the last two days, about 14 miles.

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

11 response to "Snow"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: December 23, 2020

    As your snow will be melting under 50-degree temperatures and rain, our snow will be accumulating as you will see in my next post. (Coming soon–at least as soon as the moisture gets out of my phone so I can upload some pictures.)

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 24, 2020

      Lucky you! I love fresh snow right before Christmas.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 24, 2020

      Ah good, it had it’s intended effect.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: December 23, 2020

    You’re right, it is nice to see what we’re missing down here. Thanks! I feel much better now.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 24, 2020

      Just read about your and Rachael’s hikes. I’m sure you were thinking about how much you were missing snow while you were out there…

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: December 24, 2020

    Heatwave here in the low 40s celcius. Those photos cooled me down a little..thanks.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 24, 2020

      40C, Yikes! I’ll take snow and cold any day.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: December 24, 2020

    Vermont snow sure looks pretty. The after math of mud and slush from the upcoming rain will change that. Be careful out there.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 24, 2020

      Yes, it will be a mess. And it will all freeze back up in a few days.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: December 24, 2020

    Beautiful pics showing you’ve got a gorgeous place to be.. and not just when the leaf colours change. Stay safe when all the rain comes and turns that ugly and dangerous. Happy holidays!

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