Walks and Rides: The April 2021 Edition

We waited … and waited … and waited for the first dandelions, blinding fields of canola, the leaves to bud – and very slowly, almost imperceptibly, a faint green shimmer of growth appeared. We had the coldest April in 40 years. However we did get some very nice days and I rode on 21 days of the month. I walked on the nine days that didn’t look so inviting that I wanted to be out on my bike.

Here are the pictures on my website.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

8 response to "Walks and Rides: The April 2021 Edition"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: May 2, 2021

    The wettest April in 40 years? We’ve had the opposite situation here in green Portland: the driest April ever recorded here. 0.39” for the entire month. Pretty scary, really. The region could be in for a long, harsh fire season this year.

    Oh, and great photos btw. Looks like you made the best of your situation.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: May 2, 2021

      Although it was the coldest in 40 years, it wasn’t the wettest. It was too dry here as well.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: May 2, 2021

    It was another tough call for the judge, but the award for “Greg’s Favorite Suzanne Picture” for the month of April goes to . . . . . . . . . . . . THE ONE WITH THE BIKE, THE WEATHERED FENCE AND THE DAS GELBE HOUSE!!!!!!!!

    Honorable mentions were earned by The Chapel in Lindach, and Stone Cairns On Stump.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: May 2, 2021

      Thanks, Greg, for pointing out that the piles of stones are cairns. A little ignorant of me not to know. These here seem to be recreational cairns and not trail markers. It does seem to be a fad now.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 2, 2021

        Awww and I thought it was a cairn left by Hansel and Gretel when they ran out bread crumbs.
        Great photos as always, the gnarly tree especially.

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: May 2, 2021

    Great photos! It does look cold, especially in those walking pictures.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: May 4, 2021

    Photos are (of course) beautiful. We have had a good month of April, and now just a bit of rain.

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