OK…NOW I can get excited!!

weatherniceLast night when we turned in, it was just around the freezing mark and there was a mix of snow and freezing rain…almost mid-April…it really was starting to get a bit depressing. This morning’s commute in wasn’t bad as this morning was just rain and 3 degrees…a bit slow and foggy, but nothing too stressful.

Once I got settled in at the office, got the coffee going and got ready for what seemed was going to be another “wintry” spring week, I decided to check the weekly forecast…

Imagine my surprise when I saw the above graphics getting more and more spring-like as the week progressed! I believe it’s finally time, folks! The bike is going to be coming down off the wall on Thursday evening, get a bit of a tune-up and come with me to Mississauga on Friday…I see a potential lunch-time ride (nothing too strenuous, but just something to limber up for a good Saturday tour) in my future this week!

What’s the weather looking like in YOUR neck of the woods? Is Spring finally winning? 🙂

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April Showers?

Yeah…so here are a couple of shots from this past weekend in Southwestern Ontario…

The one where the snow is falling is from Saturday afternoon, and the one with the plow in our court is from this morning at 7:10am.

Aren’t we usually ooing and ahhing about the pretty little buds starting to appear on the tree branches right about now?

Oh, but the Blue Jays got off to a great 2016 season start yesterday!

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WordPress Photo Challenge – State of Mind

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is:

State of Mind: This week, let your inner world and the outside one converge in a photo.

ripplesI like this photo, taken in the spring of 2013, not so much for any technical qualities, but how the water ripples are calming. I was honestly just goofing around with some settings, and when I loaded them into LightRoom later, this one really jumped out at me, so I played with some cropping and a few other settings to end up with this fun little monochromatic thingamajig 🙂

I’m curious if anyone can guess what the actual picture is of…and as usual, click the image to see it full-sized.

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WordPress Photo Challenge – Seasons

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is:

Seasons: Share an image evocative of the weather or represent the current “season of your life” in metaphor.

_KJR2206_developedSince representing a season of my life would require far too much thought for a weekend, I wanted to go with something that represented Spring weather…a season I am looking forward to soon (yes, I want the bike out!) 🙂

Enjoy…comments and criticisms are welcome and, as always, click the image to view it full-size!