I shot this photo this morning. The dark blurs are massive snow flakes hurling past, courtesy of an April snow storm that could unload up to 12 inches of snow in 24 hours, with periods that could produce 2 inches-per-hour!
More than ever, the talking heads on television and radio are apologizing for the weather, while friends and relatives are complaining with twice the whine as their mid-January theatrics.
Of course the snow will melt sooner than later. Yes it’s a pain in the arse for anyone commuting to work. And no, very few snowmobilers will make tracks.
But still I ask: What’s not to love about an endless winter?
Friends of mine logged more than a hundred miles on Minnesota’s North Shore/C.J. Ramstad Memorial Trail this past weekend. And if the temps stay low enough, I’ll do the same within the next week myself (see below: truck and trailer are ready to go).
But even I don’t fire up a sled until next season, I’m smiling. Lest we forget, winter happens.
Even in mid-April.